Genetic Counsellor, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Elena Schiff has worked as a genetic counsellor at Moorfields Eye Hospital for almost 3 years, working with adult and paediatric patients with Mendelian inherited eye diseases. She read Genetics at UCL (BSc) then went on to do an MSc and PhD in Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has worked on the molecular diagnosis of Fragile syndrome carriers and on researching isodisomy in a child with cystic fibrosis (MSc) and then on the genetics of Hunter syndrome (PhD). She has taught Medical Genetics modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level at London Metropolitan University and has a PGCert in Higher Education. She then worked in UCL on complex disease researching the genes that predispose to inflammatory bowel disease through rare variant analysis of exome sequencing data. She has contributed to over 20 papers including 7 as first author.