Professor Manuel Salto-Tellez, Director of the IPU

Professor Manuel Salto-Tellez

Manuel is a recognised international leader in molecular and digital pathology. Manuel is a Professor of Integrated Pathology and Team Leader in the ICR Division of Molecular Pathology as well as the IPU Director. His focus in research is the integration of phenotype and genotype.

Professor Salto-Tellez is author or co-author of more than 300 internationally peer-reviewed articles in translational science, molecular pathology and diagnostics, has published a similar number of abstracts in international conferences, and is editor or contributor to some of the key textbooks of pathology and oncology. Manuel holds more than £21 million in competitive grant funding. He is scientific advisor to two companies in the digital pathology and artificial intelligence space. Manuel has served in key committees related to research and clinical delivery, including NCRI, CRUK, NIHR, NICE and REF2021 (UoA1).

Professor Salto-Tellez studied Medicine in Spain (Oviedo), Germany (Aachen) and The Netherlands (Leiden). He specialised in Histopathology in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and in Molecular Pathology in the USA (Philadelphia). For more than 10 years he worked at the National University of Singapore and its National University Hospital, where he was associate professor, senior consultant, director of the Diagnostic Molecular Oncology Centre, Vice-dean for Research and senior scientist at the Cancer Research Institute, before serving as the Professor of Molecular Pathology at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Clinical Consultant Pathologist at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, and Director of the Precision Medicine Centre at QUB.