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Professor Fran Balkwill
Professor of Cancer Biology

My research is focused on the links between cancer and inflammation, being especially interested in translating knowledge of cancer biology into new biological treatments for cancer and in the role that inflammatory cytokines play in cancer promotion. We study the tumour microenvironment of ovarian cancer using a platform of human multi-cellular tissue culture models and mouse models to research biological therapies that may prevent relapse and increase patient survival.

Professor Tyson V. Sharp
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology

My group’s work focuses on the role of the tumour suppressor protein LIMD1 and its family members Ajuba and WTIP and how their deregulation in normal tissue contributes to the development of lung, renal and breast cancer.

Dr Katiuscia Bianchi
Senior Lecturer

The focus of our lab is to study how inflammation, via modulating cellular metabolism, affects different aspects of cancer biology. In particular, we are interested in understating how obesity-associated inflammation rewires cellular metabolism, increasing the risk of breast cancer in obese women.

Dr Andrejs Braun
Reader in Genome Regulation Director of Education

My group is interested in epigenetic regulation of somatic mutagenesis in normal and malignant B cells. We aim to understand how alterations in the nuclear envelope influence B cell chromatin conformation, and what the epigenetic consequences of these alterations are.

Dr Angus James Cameron
Senior Lecturer

My research focuses on kinases regulating cancer cell growth and motility to understand how and when to target them with drugs. My group is currently examining the role of the PKN kinases in malignant progression.

Professor Pedro R. Cutillas
Professor of Cell Signalling and Proteomics

My research group uses unique proteomics and computational approaches to understand how cell signalling pathways driven by the activity of protein kinases contribute to the development of cancer. Increasing this knowledge will be invaluable in advancing personalised cancer therapies.

Dr Mirjana Efremova
Lecturer

We are interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that promote cancer cell plasticity and adaptation of tumour cells in metastatic niches and under therapeutic pressure.

Dr Paolo Gallipoli
Clinical Reader in Experimental Haematology

My research interests focus on mechanisms of disease initiation and maintenance and the identification and validation of novel therapeutic targets in myeloid leukaemias.

Professor Susana Godinho
Professor in Cancer Cell Biology

Our research group focuses on understanding how centrosome amplification impacts tumour progression and how we can target cells with amplified centrosomes to develop new cancer therapies.

Professor Richard Grose
Professor of Cancer Cell Biology

We are interested in how cancer cells interact with each other and the microenvironment. We investigate how cancer cell communication with neighbouring stromal cells and the extracellular matrix can impact on invasion and response to targeted therapies, to try to block cancer progression, with a particular focus on breast and pancreatic cancer.

Dr Zuzana Horejsi
Lecturer

My lab focuses on discovering functions of phosphorylation induced by damaged DNA in normal and cancer cells, and investigating the role of different phosphorylation events in cancer development.

Dr Stéphanie Kermorgant
Reader in Cellular Oncology

We study the role of growth factor receptor signalling and intracellular trafficking (movement inside cells) in tumour growth and metastasis in the view of improving cancer therapy.

Dr Sergey Krysov
Reader in Molecular Biology

My studies concentrate on the immunogenetics of human B cell malignancies, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, follicular lymphoma and the role for B cell receptor in the pathogenesis of B cell lymphoma and leukaemia.

Dr Sarah Martin
Reader in Cancer Cell Biology; Director of Graduate Studies for Research (BCI)

Our research group is involved in investigating nuclear and mitochondrial DNA repair as a therapeutic target in cancer. In particular, we have focused on the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) pathway, the system for recognising and repairing mistakes in DNA replication and so preventing genetic mutations.

Dr Paulo Ribeiro
Reader in Cell and Developmental Biology

Our research group is interested in uncovering the molecular mechanisms regulating tissue growth, invasion and metastasis using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a genetically tractable model organism.

Dr John Riches
Clinical Reader in Cancer Immuno-metabolism

My major research interest is understanding the metabolism of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and lymphoma with the aim that this will underpin the development of the next generation of anti-metabolic drugs for these diseases.

Dr Kevin Rouault-Pierre
Lecturer

My main research interests are in haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and leukemic initiating cells. I seek to understand how intrinsic and extrinsic signals are integrated by normal and malignant stem cells.

Dr Tanya Soliman
Lecturer

My research focuses on kinase biology and how kinase signalling pathways are hijacked in cancer. We combine computational biology with proteomics and cell biology to uncover novel ways to target these dysregulated networks.

Dr Pedro Casado-Izquierdo

My work is based on studying signalling networks in AML primary samples in order to predict responses to kinase inhibitors.

Dr Marta Crespi-Sallan

My research is focused on describing the mechanisms underlying Lamin B1 nuclear disassembly in B-cell normal development and how a dis-regulated Lamin B1 removal pathway could lead to several haematological malignancies within the germinal centre in secondary lymph organs.

Dr Guillem Fuertes Marin

My research is focused on studying the molecular mechanisms of integrin αvβ6-driven pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) progression and metastasis.

Dr Kubra Karaosmanoglu Yoneten

Our research is focused on metabolic stresses accompanying activation of oncogenes. We are investigating cell responses to metabolic stresses in order to deeply understand these mechanisms and propose metabolic targets for cancer therapies.

Dr Paramita Kundu

My project aims to explore the contribution of nuclear-cytoplasmic distribution and traffic of transcription factors that aid the aggressiveness of melanoma, and explore possible epigenetic aspects of melanoma initiation and progression.

Dr Ana Levi

My focus is on investigating the epigenetic regulation of the PI3K pathway and identifying an effective combination therapy that will disable compensatory bypass routes, overcoming drug resistance.

Dr Oscar Maiques

My research will focus on studying Myosin II function during melanoma progression and its cross-talk with inflammatory and immune responses.

Dr Tizong Miao

My project aims to identify strategies to boost host anti-cancer immune response through enhanced oncolytic efficiency of oncolytic viruses by small molecules.

Dr Meryem Ozgencil

My project focuses on identifying phosphorylation regulated interactions of DNA Damage repair proteins, and investigating the functional role of these interactions for DNA damage repair and cancer development.

Dr Charlott Repschläger

My research focuses on the perturbation of EMT-like pathways in follicular lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and how this promotes cancer propagation, transformation into a more aggressive form of disease and resistance to therapy.

Dr Kunal Shah

I am studying how the tumour suppressor gene LIMD1 functions in the microRNA pathway, a gene regulatory pathway that is often dysregulated in cancer.

Dr Irina Titkova

My research focuses on exploiting cell cycle vulnerabilities and signalling rewiring in tumour cells, to find new approaches to treat cancer.