Ben Paternoster

Translational Technologist/Pre-Registration Scientist

Ben Paternoster began working at Great Ormond Street Hospital initially as an Assistant Genetic Technologist. During this time, he assisted in the delivery of the 100K Genomes Project for the North Thames area. Following this, he moved into a Translational Technologist role, with the main focus being the optimisation and validation of digital droplet PCR for sickle cell testing. This is now being expanded to other rare disorders. Currently, his translational role is looking at long-read DNA sequencing technology using PacBio and Nanopore platforms. He is also working towards becoming a registered clinical scientist