Head of Legal and Operations, Wellcome Trust
Dr. Daniel Nelki is Head of Legal & Operations in Technology Transfer at the Wellcome Trust. Daniel obtained his Ph.D in 1987 from the University of London and went on to conduct postdoctoral research in mouse molecular genetics at King's College, London.
He obtained a Diploma in Law in 1991 and, following completion of his professional solicitor's qualifications, practised with the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie, where he gained experience in a wide range of law and specialised as an intellectual property lawyer.
Daniel joined the Wellcome Trust in 1995 and played a key role in planning and structuring the Technology Transfer group, from his uniquely multi-faceted perspectives which embrace the Trust's activities, intellectual property and charity law, and the commercial exploitation of fundamental research. He has also been awarded a Masters in Law (LL.M.) for a thesis on the ownership of human genes and tissue.