About Front Line Genomics

At Front Line Genomics our mission is to help deliver the benefits of genomics faster.

Through our website, our magazine and the Festivals of Genomics, we support scientists, clinicians, business/research leaders and officials, from academia, research institutes, industry, healthcare and government organisations to realise the true potential of genomic medicine. 

You can find out more about the Front Line Genomics story from our CEO, Richard Lumb.

Richard Lumb PhD, CEO and Founder

“In 2009 I lost my father to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. A year or so later, looking for answers, I started to read about growing evidence that a person’s genetic makeup can increase susceptibility to mesothelioma. That got me interested in the potential of translational genomics in both healthcare and society. It also got me thinking about the role I could play in accelerating the impact of genomic knowledge on people’s lives.” [Read the full story]


Who are we?


Carl Smith PhD, Managing Editor

Frida-Marie Holme, Digital Content Manager

Frances Addison, Staff Writer

Frances Shaw, Multi-Media Research Manager 



Helen Curl, Event Director

James Bell, Festival Director



Zoe Gale, Marketing Executive



Raj Dattani, Key Account Director

Andrew Johnson, Commercial Manager

Will Murtagh, Commercial Manager


Get in touch 

If you have a story or point of view to share, we would love to hear from you. We accept pieces on various topics and are always open to new ideas. If you’re already blogging, or have something you’d like to share/write/talk about, we’d love to hear from you. The idea here is to help showcase the great stuff that’s out there at the moment, and bring out some of the personalities and debates that make genomics so engaging. 

Email: contact@frontlinegenomics.com

General enquiries: +44 (0) 207 384 7958

Website enquiries: +44 (0) 207 384 8035


Snail mail

Front Line Genomics
Bedford House
69-79 Fulham High Street
London, UK