Professor David Tweats

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BSc PhD FSB FRCPath Fellow of the UKEMS

Genotoxicology Advisor

Following post-doctorate research in Swansea, David Tweats joined Glaxo in 1976 to set up genetic toxicology testing. After a 26 year career with Glaxo, David had become Vice President and UK Sites Head of Safety Assessment, GSK. He has chaired the ICH Expert Working Group in Genetic Toxicology and contributed to the first two ICH guidelines issued in the 1990’s. He also served on the UK Government Department of Health Committee on Mutagens (1994-2003). David has sat on other expert groups advising governments on specific issues concerning genotoxicity and related topics, including FDA (2010); Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) (2010); Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (2004); and the UK Health and Safety Executive (2004). Since leaving GSK in 2002, he has run a consultancy, advising primarily on genetic toxicology issues and has worked with over 90 client companies and Institutes. David has published 45 full papers in peer reviewed journals and has written 20 book chapters in the field of genetic toxicity. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology, Society of Biology and the UK Environmental Mutagen Society.

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