Joseph Shaw is a clinical scientist in the translational non-invasive prenatal diagnostics (NIPD) team. Previously he studied Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh University and worked in both research and diagnostic labs as a technician before completing his clinical scientist training in genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital. During his training, he validated the laboratory’s test for myotonic dystrophy type 1 and achieved an MSc in Genomics from the University of Manchester.
His research focus is on developing new non-invasive prenatal tests for sickle cell disease and rare genetic conditions using droplet digital PCR. The aim of this work is to provide NIPD to patients that currently require invasive testing via placental biopsies or amniotic fluid sampling.