Broken String has appointed Gavin Burns as VP of Quality and Operations

Broken String Biosciences – a genomics company – has announced the appointment of Gavin Burns as Vice President of Quality and Operations.

Gavin will be responsible for building and optimising Broken String’s teams, processes and systems. His appointment will enable the Company to develop and scale its next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based DNA break-mapping platform, INDUCE-seq.

Gavin brings over 20 years’ experience in research, operations and quality assurance from across the genomics sector to Broken String, including as Associate Director of Quality at Illumina, where he provided pivotal support on the set up and operations for the accredited Illumina Laboratory Services in the UK.

Prior to joining Broken String, Gavin held senior quality and operational roles at several UK-based startups, most recently serving as Director of Quality and Operations at Biocrucible.

In this position, Gavin led expansion of staff, facilities and processes, including rapid implementation of an ISO 13485 quality management system.