The TSA is sorry to hear that Professor Sue Povey, whose ground-breaking genetics research into TSC led to major advances in our understanding of the condition, has sadly passed away.
Most recently Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics at University College London, Professor Povey was a major figure in genetics during the progress of human gene mapping and developed a special interest in TSC. Professor Povey’s work in TSC included working in teams which identified the TSC genes and developed the TSC mutation database.
Professor Povey’s colleague, Professor Julian Sampson (Head of the Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University Hospital) comments: “Sue undertook work with her own remarkable rigour, providing diagnostic and research labs across the world with a trusted source through which they could interpret their results. Sue was a wonderful person and will be very much missed.”
Professor Povey’s fantastic support and commitment to the TSC community is best summed up in her own words, from an article she wrote for the TSA’s 40th anniversary (here).
Sue will be a huge loss to her colleagues, friends and family. Everyone at the TSA would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to those close to her.