Dr Tim Brend

Dr Tim Brend


I have been Integrated Biobanking Manager at the Leeds Institute of St. James’s since December 2019. Prior to my current role, I was Project Manager for the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank at the University of Leeds from 2017 to 2019.

Before moving into biobanking, I enjoyed an extensive career in research. I obtained my PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research (London) in 2001 and subsequently held post-doctoral positions at the ICR (2001), Yale University (2004), University of Leeds (2009), University of Oxford (2012) and University of Leeds again (2012).


  • Project and Operations Manager


  • PhD Developmental Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (with Intercalated Year)

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's