Dr Alex Bullock

Principal Investigator, Structural Genomics Consortium, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine


Dr Bullock leads research into fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), one of the rarest and most disabling genetic conditions known. FOP causes bone to form in muscles, tendons and ligaments. As the disease progresses, movement becomes restricted by a ‘second skeleton’. It affects one in every two million people, with only 47 cases confirmed in the UK. People with FOP face a dramatically shorter life expectancy – the average is 40 years.


  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues to turn to bone

Media experience

Dr Bullock has featured on TV and radio programmes including This Morning on ITV and BBC Radio Oxford.