Alan Warren is Professor of Haematology at the University of Cambridge.

He graduated from the University of Glasgow in Biochemistry (1983) and Medicine (1986) and trained in Haematology at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

He gained his PhD in molecular biology in the laboratory of Terry Rabbitts at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Alan is Clinical Lead for Bone Marrow Failure and Myelodysplastic Syndromes at Cambridge University Hospitals.

His lab discovered that defective assembly of ribosomes, the machines in all our cells that make protein, causes Shwachman-Diamond syndrome.

Alan was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005.