Professor Edward G. D. Tuddenham
is one of the world's leading haematologists
and until 2005 was head of the Medical Research Council Haemostasis and Thrombosis Research Group at Imperial College
. Professor Tuddenham is a pioneer in the field on haemophilia
and was responsible for the cloning of the factor VIII
gene, which led to the highly effective and safe treatments available to haemophilia sufferers today. In more recent years, he has been actively involved in several gene therapy
for haemophilia pre-clinical studies. He is currently Professor of Haemophilia at University College London and Director of the Haemophilia Centre at the Royal Free Hospital.