UCL Division of Biosciences


Sue Povey, Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics

14 January 2019

Genetics, Evolution and Environment

It is with great sadness that we inform you of  the passing of Professor Sue Povey MD FMedSci, who was associated with UCL, within the MRC Human Biochemical Genetics Unit  and the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (and its forerunners), for most of her career. As Emeritus Professor in Human Genetics, Sue continued her long term research interest into the study of Tuberous Sclerosis with the curation of mutation databases of the two genes responsible, TSC1 and TSC2 until only a few months ago.

Sue sadly passed away at home, peacefully in her sleep. She was an active member of the Department until recently and will be greatly missed. There will be a direct cremation, followed later by scattering of ashes for local friends and family only, but we hope to be able to remember her together at a Memorial Symposium to be held on Friday, 12 July at UCL. Any former colleagues and friends of Sue’s who would like to attend the Symposium are welcome and should email f.williamson@ucl.ac.uk for further details.


Andrew Pomiankowski
Head, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment