Dr. Colin Brown recieves NHSBT Lifetime Acheivement Award
19th Feb 2024

The BGC is proud to announce that Dr. Colin Brown has been awarded NHS Blood and Transplant’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier his year. Colin is Consultant Clinical Scientist and leader of the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics laboratory at NHSBT Colindale, as well as playing a pivotal role in the BGC, overseeing the genotyping of approximately 70,000 DNA samples from NHSBT blood donors.

Colin’s award recognises his extensive contributions to improving care for blood donors and patients, including the publication of over 75 research papers, with many presenting trailblazing evidence on approaches to improve care for patients from ethnic minorities.

Colin’s lab at NHSBT Colindale was the first in Europe to introduce next generation sequencing. Under Colin’s leadership, the lab led NHSBT’s development of the new genomic blood typing array, which will be used to genotype sickle cell and thalassaemia patients and enable better matching of blood.

The BGC and all our members would like to congratulate Colin on this well-deserved award.

Dr. Colin Brown Prize