Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Ann Daly

Professor of Pharmacogenetics


BA in Biochemistry (1978, University of Dublin)
PhD in Biochemistry (1982, University of Dublin)
FBPhS (2012)

Present appointment

Professor of Pharmacogenetics, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, UK (since August 2004)

Previous appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, Newcastle University (1998-2004)
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Newcastle University (1992-1998)
Senior Research Associate, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Newcastle University (1989-1992)
Research Associate, Medical Molecular Biology Group, Newcastle University (1984-1989)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland (1982-1984).

Other current appointments

President-elect, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (2018-2019)
Member, Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Group, Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA (2017-2021)
Vice-chair IUPHAR Pharmacogenetics subcommittee (2018-2022)
Committee member UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network (since 2014)
Executive Editor, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Editorial Board Member, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Pharmacogenetics & Genomics,  Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacogenomics Journal

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Research Interests

See also http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/research/groups/drugtox/

Pharmacogenetic studies on the discovery of novel human genetic polymorphisms, their functional significance and their relationship to outcome of drug therapy, susceptibility to adverse drug reactions and susceptibility to complex diseases. These studies are central to the area of personalised (stratified) medicine and a key aim is to translate our findings to simple tests that can be used to determine the most appropriate drug treatment on an individual basis.

I coordinate the iDILIC network on genetics of drug-induced liver injury (see https://www.saeconsortium.org/index.php?q=node/16. )

Research Group members

Dr Olivier Govaere (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/olivier.govaere)

Dr Katherine Johnson (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/katherinejohnson.html#background)

Dr Yang-Lin Liu (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/yang-linliu.html#publications)

Ms Emma Scott