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Postgraduate School of Life Sciences

 

Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr David Adams
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: da1@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Experimental cancer genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/adams-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Maria Alcolea
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: mpa28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epithelial Cell Fate and Plasticity
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/alcolea
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Margaret Ashcroft
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: m.ashcroft@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular cell biology
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/ashcroft/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Tristan Barrett
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: tb507@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prostate cancer Imaging Genito-urinary Radiology
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Sam Behjati
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: sb31@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer genomics and single cell transcriptomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/behjati-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mariann Bienz
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mb2@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular Mechanism of Wnt signalling and cancer
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/m-bienz
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Jamie Blundell
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: jrb75@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evolutionary dynamics of cancer a disease of somatic evolution in our tissues.
Website: https://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/our-research/blundell
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Boemo
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: mb915@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developing computational methods that show how dysregulation or faults in cell cycle mechanisms can result in cancer
Website: https://www.boemogroup.org/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sarah Bohndiek
Department: Department of Physics
Email: seb53@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Technological innovation in molecular imaging to improve our understanding of redox processes in cancer
Website: http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/bohndieks
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Louise Boyle
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: lhb22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Antigen presentation to cells of the immune system
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/louise-boyle
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrea Brand
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: a.brand@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cells to synapses: regulation of self-renewal and differentiation in the nervous system
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/brand
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Brenton
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: james.brenton@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ovarian cancer prognostic markers predictive markers bioinformaticsexpression profiling clinical trial design using molecular end points
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/brenton-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Kevin Brindle
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: kmb1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular imaging in Cancer
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/brindle.html
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Guy Brown
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gcb3@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microglia meuroinflammation cell death and phagocytic signalling
Website: http://www.guybrown.net
Themes: Cancer, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Clare Buckley
Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: ceb85@cam.ac.uk
Topic: My lab uses optogenetics and live confocal imaging of the zebrafish neural tube to study how the polarity of individual cells drives the organisation of a whole vertebrate organ
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/clare-buckley
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Neil Burnet
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: ngb21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Advanced radiotherapy techniques stereotactic radiotherapy radiosurgery intensity-modulated radiotherapy primary brain tumours
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/burnet.html
Themes: Cancer
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Carlos Caldas
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Carlos.Caldas@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Breast cancer; genomics proteomics metabolomics and bioinformatics
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/caldas-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Peter Campbell
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: pc8@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer genetics and genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/campbell-peter
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jason Carroll
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: jason.carroll@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nuclear receptor transcription
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/carroll-group
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mike  Chapman
Department: Department of Haematology (NHSBT)
Email: mac54@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Myeloma and normal lymphoid biology
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-mike-chapman-2/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Murray Clarke
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: mchc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Novel mechanisms that induce vascular inflammation; particularly IL-1 family members and inflammasomes
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clarke/
Themes: Cancer, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Francesco Colucci
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: fc287@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells at the fetal maternal interface; Control of tumour growth by immunity; Cell transplantation
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-francesco-colucci/
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Simon Cook
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: simon.cook@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of MAP and SAPK pathways and their role in cell proliferation apoptosis and oncogenesis
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/simon-cook
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Isidro Cortes-Ciriano
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: icortes@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer Genomics
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/cortes-ciriano
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ana Cvejic
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: as889@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental Haematopoiesis
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-ana-cvejic/
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Pier Paolo D'Avino
Department: Department of Pathology (Cellular Molecular Pathology Division)
Email: ppd21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation and mechanics of cell division and its de-regulation in cancer cells
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/paolo-davino
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marc de la Roche
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: mad58@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Oncogenic Wnt signaling in cancer
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/delaroche
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Maike de la Roche
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Maike.DeLaRoche@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the role of the Hedgehog signalling pathway in the adaptive anti-tumour response
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/de-la-roche-group
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ming-Qing Du
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: mqd20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Lymphomagenesis; molecular pathology in diagnosis and prognosis
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ming-du
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Dunning
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: alisond@srl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Common low-penetrance risk factors for breast cancer
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/dunning.html
Themes: Cancer, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Helena Earl
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: hme22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical and translational research breast and ovarian cancers sarcomas
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/earl.html
Themes: Cancer
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Douglas Easton
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Department of Oncology)
Email: dfe20@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology (especially cancer) and statistical genetics
Website: http://www.srl.cam.ac.uk/genepi/index.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Edgar
Department: Department of Pathology (Division of Immunology)
Email: je333@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane trafficking; MHC Class II antigen presentation
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/james-edgar
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Tim Eisen
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: tgqe2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical and translational research management of Renal Cancer Lung Cancer and Pre-malignant Lung Disease
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/eisen.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Gerard Evan
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gie20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Using Switchable Mouse Genetic Models to Validate Therapeutic Cancer Targets
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/evan.html
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Christine Farr
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: cjf1004@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Chromosome biology centromeres topoisomerase II
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/christine-farr
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jasmin Fisher
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: jf416@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Executable Biology
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/fisher
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: rcf29@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular pathology (expression profiling molecular genetics in vitro assays) to identify risk groups (diagnostic and prognostic) for oesophageal cancer and preinvasive lesions
Website: http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/fitzgerald.html
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Oliver Florey
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: oliver.florey@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Autophagy (self eating) macroendocytosis (digestion of extracellular material) and entosis (a recently discovered form of cell cannibalism)
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/oliver-florey
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Christian Frezza
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: cf366@hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the metabolic transformation of cancer cells
Website: http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/Christian-frezza-folder
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ferdia  Gallagher
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: fag1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Oncological Imaging Biomarkers Hyperpolarised 13C MRI
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Mathew Garnett
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: mg12@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Translational Cancer Genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/garnett-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fanni Gergely
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: fanni.gergely@cancer.org.uk
Topic: The role of cytoskeleton in cell division and polarity
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/gergely-group
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Moritz Gerstung
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: moritz.gerstung@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer
Website: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/gerstung
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Fiona Gilbert
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: fjg28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Breast and Oncology Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Richard  Gilbertson
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Richard.Gilbertson@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the cellular and molecular origins of brain tumours with the aim of developing new cancer cures
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/gilbertson-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Bertie Gottgens
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: bg200@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transcriptional control of haematopoietic stem cells
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Tony Green
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: arg1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Haematopoietic stem cells/leukemia
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Halim
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Tim.Halim@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer immunology - the role of innate lymphoid cells
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/halim-group
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: D Ben  Hall
Department: MRC Cancer Unit
Email: bh418@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational models of cancer networks evolution and spatial growth.
Website: https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/benjamin-hall-folder
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Greg Hannon
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Greg.Hannon@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biological functions and mode of actions of non-coding RNAs in normal development and cancer with particular focus on technology development
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/hannon-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Daniel Hodson
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: djh1002@cam.ac.uk
Topic: B lymphocyte development and malignant transformation towards leukaemia
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-daniel-hodson/
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Kate Hughes
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: kh387@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The interactions between different cell types within the mammary gland during regression at the end of lactation
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/hughes
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Brian Huntly
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: bjph2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Leukaemia stem cells Leukaemogenesis cancer biology
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Laura Itzhaki
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: lsi10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Integrating biophysics into medicine: cell cycle regulation and protein degradation
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/lsi10@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Duncan Jodrell
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: dij21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical and translational research
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/jodrell.html
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Randall Johnson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rsj33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The micro-physiology of tissues and how it affects growth development and disease in mammalian genetic systems
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/rjohnson/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Phil Jones
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: phj20@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cells and Cancer
Website: http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/jones.html
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Phil Jones
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: pj3@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Pre-cancer
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/jones-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Walid Khaled
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: wtk22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The interface between basic developmental biology and cancer development
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/wtk22@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Tony Kouzarides
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division/Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: tk106@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transcriptional control by chromatin regulators
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/tony-kouzarides
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Torsten Krude
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: tk218@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Control of human chromosome replication
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-torsten-krude
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edmund Kunji
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: edmund.kunji@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The structure and function of mitochondrial carriers
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/edmund-kunji
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Heike Laman
Department: Department of Pathology (Cellular Molecular Pathology Division)
Email: hl316@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell cycle regulation lymphomagenesis haematopoiesis gamma-herpesvirus Parkinson's disease
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/heike-laman
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Catherine Lindon
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: acl34@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Control of human cell division by proteolysis
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/lindon
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Trevor  Littlewood
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: tdl2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Oncogenic signalling in cancer
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/littlewood
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Marioni
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: John.Marioni@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developing computational tools to handle big data - using single cell genomics to study cell fate and early development
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/marioni-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Florian Markowetz
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: florian.markowetz@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistical and machine learning methodology to leverage complex biological data sources for biomarker discovery reconstruction of gene networks and diagnosis of disrupted signaling pathways in tumors.
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/markowetz-group
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Inigo Martincorena
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: im3@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Somatic evolution
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/martincorena-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Carla  Martins
Department: MRC Cancer Unit
Email: c.martins@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of cancer progression lung cancer therapy
Website: https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/carla-martins-folder
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Michael Mason
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: mjm39@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ion Channels in Leukaemia Calcium Signalling in Non-Excitable Cells
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/mason_mi
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Charlie Massie
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: cem45@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Risk stratification and precision medicine in early stage prostate cancer using non-invasive biomarkers and high-sensitivity genomics approaches.
Website: https://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/our-research/massie
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Martin Miller
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Martin.Miller@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Investigating intercellular communication in tumours by studying the transcriptome and proteome of specific cell populations
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/miller-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Eric Miska
Department: Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: eam29@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Control of gene expression through non-coding RNA
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/eric-miska
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Helen Mott
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: hrm28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural biology of proteins and complexes involved in signal transduction
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/mott.html
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: dm742@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of novel tools and nanodevices for cancer therapy and diagnosis.
Website: https://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/our-research/munoz-espin
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Elizabeth Murchison
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: epm27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The genetics and evolution of transmissible cancers
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/murchison/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Matthew Murray
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: mjm16@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Children's Cancer and Leukaemia investigating the expression of non-coding RNAs
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-murray
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Masashi Narita
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Masashi.Narita@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular senescence and tumour suppressors
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/narita-group
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Kelly Nguyen
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: knguyen@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanism of telomere maintenance and the roles of telomeres in human diseases
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/kelly-nguyen/
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Duncan Odom
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Duncan.Odom@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Systems biology of cellular phenotypes regulation of miRNA expression liver and pancreas biology
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/odom-group
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Klaus Okkenhaug
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ko256@cam.ac.uk
Topic: PI3K in immunity infection and cancer
Website: https://www.okkengroup.path.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Darerca Owen
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: do@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure function relationships in small G proteins involved in cancer progression
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/owen.html
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr K J Patel
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: kjp@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: in mRNA Polyadenylation
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/kj-patel
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Evangelia Petsalaki
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: petsalaki@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: cell signaling networks models data integration
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/petsalaki
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Pharoah
Department: Department of Oncology (Department of Public Health and Primary Care)
Email: paul1@srl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancer
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/pharoah.html
Themes: Cancer, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Anna Philpott
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: ap113@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental biology cell cycle cancer neurogenesis
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/philpott.html
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sir Bruce Ponder
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Bruce.Ponder@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic susceptibility to cancer
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/ponder-group
Themes: Cancer
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Emma Rawlins
Department: Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: elr21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem and progenitor cells in the mammalian lung
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/rawlins
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stefanie Reichelt
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: sr411@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Non-linear imaging techniques (CARS FLIM) for label-free cancer diagnostics
Website: http://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/core-facilities/light-microscopy-core
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ingo Ringshausen
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: ir279@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Low grade lymphoma
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-ingo-ringshausen/
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Nitzan Rosenfeld
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Nitzan.Rosenfeld@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of novel diagnostic tools for cancer through the application of molecular and genomic technologies
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/rosenfeld-group
Themes: Cancer
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Prof David Rowitch
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: dhr25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Glial Cells and Response to Injury
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/rowitch
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Evis Sala
Department: Department of Radiology
Email: es220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Oncological Imaging Genitourinary Imaging MRI PET/CT PET/MR
Website: http://radiology.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/departmental-staff/academic-...
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Women's Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Julian Sale
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jes@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Vertebrate mutagenesis and DNA damage tolerance
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/j-sale
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Shamith Samarajiwa
Department: MRC Cancer Unit
Email: SS861@MRC-CU.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational Biology Regulatory Genomics Data Science & Artificial Intelligence approaches to decipher pathways networks and systems that regulate carcinogenesis
Website: https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/Shamith-Samarajiwa-folder
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Benedicte Sanson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: bs251@cam.ac.uk
Topic: We use genetics live confocal imaging computational analysis of cell behaviours and mathematical modeling to understand the morphogenesis of epithelia in developing Drosophila embryos
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/benedicte-sanson
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Sargan
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: drs20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Comparative and disease genetics. Mapping cancer prediposition genes; inherited eye diseases and other inherited diseases in dogs and other companion animals
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/drs20@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Schofield
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: pns12@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic effects of low dose radiation mouse pathology database
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/schofield/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marisa Segal
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: ms433@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell cycle control of mitotic spindle morphogenesis in budding yeast
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/marisa-segal
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hayley Sharpe
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: hjs49@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Receptor tyrosine phosphatase signalling in physiology and disease
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-in...
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jacqui Shields
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: js970@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stroma function in the tumour microenvironment
Website: http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/shields.html
Themes: Cancer
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Elizabeth Soilleux
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ejs17@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Interesting projects available in immunity (TCR/BCR repertoire) cancer biology (esp lymphoma) histopathological imaging bioinformatics AI and clinical data handling. Active collaborations with the vet school maths engineering and industry
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/elizabeth-soilleux
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mike Stratton
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: cl24@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer genetics and genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/stratton-sir-mike
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Tavare
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Simon.Tavare@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational molecular biology
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/tavare-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Suzanne Turner
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: sdt36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of lymphomagenesis
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/suzanne-turner
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hendrik van Veen
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: hwv20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of multidrug transporters: from bacteria to man
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/hwv20@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sakari  Vanharante
Department: MRC Cancer Unit
Email: SV358@MRC-CU.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic dependencies in cancer functional genomics
Website: https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/sakari-vanharanta-folder
Themes: Cancer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Patrick Varga-Weisz
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: patrick.varga-weisz@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Chromatin dynamics
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/nuclear-dynamics/patrick-varga-weisz
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor George Vassiliou
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: gsv20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Acute myeloid leukaemia clonal haematopoiesis
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/People/pi/vassiliou
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ashok Venkitaraman
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: pa-venkitaraman@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Chromosomal instability and cancer: translating molecular insights to clinical practice
Website: http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/venkitaraman.html
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Thierry Voet
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: tv2@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Single-cell genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/voet-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Alan Warren
Department: Department of Haematology (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: ajw1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathogenesis of bone marrow failure syndromes and leukaemia
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-in...
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Christine Watson
Department: Department of Pathology (Cellular Molecular Pathology Division)
Email: cjw53@cam.ac.uk
Topic: STAT signalling mammary gland biology
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/christine-watson
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Douglas Winton
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email: Doug.Winton@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Intestinal biology colon cancer stem cell biology
Website: http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/winton-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome

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