|born on||15 February 1945 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )|
|Place||Whitchurch, England, 52n58, 2w41|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||26°55' 11°35 Asc. 25°17'|
English geneticist. Professor Donnai was appointed senior registrar and in 1980 Consultant in medical genetics at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester. In 1994 she was made Honorary Professor of Medical Genetics in the University of Manchester and appointed to the substantive chair in 2001. She has been President of the Clinical Genetics Society (1997-99), consultant advisor to the UK Chief Medical Officer (1998-2004) and President of the European Society of Human Genetics (2009-10). She was the Carter Lecturer of the Clinical Genetics Society in 2004 and received the March of Dimes Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics in 2010. Her main interests are in dysmorphology, genetic service development and in public engagement in genetics.
Donnai–Barrow syndrome is a genetic disorder first described by Donnai and Margaret Barrow in 1993. It is an inherited (genetic) disorder that affects many parts of the body.
Sy Scholfield quotes her for date and place in "Interview with Professor Dian Donnai" by Peter Harper, 6 February 2007 (http://www.genmedhist.info/interviews/Donnai): "Professor Dian Donnai, nee Aughton, (b 15th February 1945) . . . I was born in Whitchurch in Shropshire . . . I was born in 1945 and I was a twin. I’ve got a twin brother." And time from her in "Our working lives: a millennium project" by Mary Hambleton (Medical Women's Federation, 2001), p. 45: "I was born weighing 41bs, I was the first one out; I was born just before midnight and my twin brother was born just after midnight."
- Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Geneticist)