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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr Richard Adams
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rja46@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Quantitative analysis of morphogenesis using microscopy
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/adams/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Julie Ahringer
Department: Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: ja219@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of chromatin structure and function in C. elegans
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/ahringer
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Catherine Aiken
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: cema2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: metabolism in pregnancy reproductive aging developmental programming
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-catherine-aiken/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Michael Akam
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: m.akam@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental genetic basis of animal diversity
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/michael-akam
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer 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 Clare Baker
Department: Department of Physiology ,Development and Neuroscience
Email: cvhb1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development and evolution of the vertebrate electrosensory lateral line system
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/clare-baker
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Srinjan Basu
Department: Department of Physiology, Devlopment and Neuroscience, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: sb451@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Towards a single-molecule perspective of early mammalian development
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/basu
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Howard Baylis
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: hab28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Intracellular signalling mechanisms regulating the development and physiology of C. elegans
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/groups/baylis
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Omer Bayraktar
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ob5@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/bayraktar-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Kathryn Beardsall
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: kb274@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Perinatal metabolism: impact on short term care and long term health
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential 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 Elia Benito-Gutierrez
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: eb647@cam.ac.uk
Topic: the evolutionary origins of complex traits within the vertebrate head
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/elia-benito-gutierrez
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Barbara Blacklaws
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: bab2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathogenesis of murine norovirus
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/bab2@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sjblakemore@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of the brain, behaviour and mental health in human adolescence
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-sarah-jayne-blakemore
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Thorsten Boroviak
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: teb45@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Implantation germ cell specification and the continuum of pluripotent states in primate embryogenesis
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/thorsten-bovoriak/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Cecilia Brassett
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: cb457@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinically applied anatomical research
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/cecilia-brassett
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Sarah Bray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sjb32@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular biology of Drosophila development
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/bray_s/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jackie Brearley
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jcb78@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Anaesthesia
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jcb78@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Roger Brooks
Department: Department ofSurgery (Division of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery)
Email: rb10003@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Orthopaedic research (orthopaedics)
Website: http://www.orthopaedics.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-roger-a-brooks/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Clare Buckley
Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: ceb85@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Our lab uses optogenetics and live confocal imaging of the zebrafish neural tube and mouse embryonic stem cells to uncover the mechanisms that coordinate polarisation and morphogenesis of epithelial tubes during development.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/clare-buckley
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, 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 Jose Casal-Jimenez
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: jec85@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Planar cell polarity in development and growth
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/jose-casal
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor D Stephen Charnock-Jones
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: dscj1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development high throughput sequencing genomics regulation of endothelial cell function in health and disease translational research
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-steve-charnock-...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lucy  Cheke
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lgc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Episodic memory and episodic foresight
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/lucy-cheke
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Bill Colledge
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: whc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian reproductive physiology using transgenic mice
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/colledge/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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 Miguel Constancia
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: jmasmc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetics in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/Constancia.php
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anne Corcoran
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: anne.corcoran@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic and chromatin remodeling mechanisms that regulate immunoglobulin gene rearrangement (VDJ recombination) in B lymphocytes in particular non-coding RNA transcription and nuclear organization
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/nuclear-dynamics/anne-corcoran
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Gerry Crossan
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: gcrossan@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Maintenance of genome stability in the germline
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/gerry-crossan/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
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: Professor Paul Dupree
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: pd101@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bioenergy proteomics bioinformatics and glycobiology
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/dupree.html
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
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: Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian developmental genetics and epigenetics
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/anne-ferguson-smith
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Fernandez-Antoran
Department: The Gurdon Institute
Email: df336@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell competition and radiation biology
Website: https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/fernandez-antoran
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, 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 Alison Forhead
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajf1005@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Endocrine control of fetal development and maturation
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/forhead/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Abigail Fowden
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: alf1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Fetal and placental physiology
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/abigail-fowden
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Kristian Franze
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: kf284@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Using biophysical and cell biological approaches to understand the influence of physical cues on the functioning of the nervous system
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/franze/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jenny  Gallop
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Gurdon Institute)
Email: j.gallop@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane-triggered actin polymerization: molecular mechanisms and morphogenesis
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/gallop
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Gillis
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: jag93@cam.ac.uk
Topic: the molecular and cellular basis of vertebrate skeletal development; unique skeletal features of chondrichthyan fishes
Website: http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-andrew-gillis
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dino Giussani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: dag26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hypoxia and developmental origins of cardiovascular health and disease
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Golombok
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: seg42@cam.ac.uk
Topic: New family forms; parent-child relationships
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/SusanGolombok
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Bertie Gottgens
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: bg200@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Blood development, blood stem cells, leukaemia
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/gottgens
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, 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: 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: Professor Sir John Gurdon
Department: Department of Zoology (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: j.gurdon@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nuclear reprogramming through oocytes
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/gurdon
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Greg Hannon
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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  Brian Hendrich
Department: Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: bdh24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transcriptional control of stem cell fate
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/hendrich
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Allan Herbison
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: aeh36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuroendocrinology
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/allan-herbison
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Nicola Holdstock
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: nbh10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neonatal medicine and physiology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/nbh10@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Roman Hovorka
Department: Department of Paediatrics (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: rh347@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Relationship between insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.  Longitudinal analysis of metabolic disturbances in Type 2 diabetes. Artificial pancreas
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/Staff/PI/Hovroka/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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 Susan Imrie
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: si275@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Family functioning in new family forms with a focus on parent-child relationship quality child development and children’s perceptions of their families
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Johnson
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mj492@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Typical at-risk and atypical functional brain development in human infants and toddlers using a variety of different brain imaging cognitive behavioural genetic and computational modelling techniques
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/professor-mark-johnson
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Phil Jones
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: phj20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem Cells and Cancer
Website: https://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/directory/p-jones
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter Jones
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology etiology and developmental dimensions of psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and the psychoses
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pbj21
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Henrik Jönsson
Department: Sainsbury Laboratory
Email: henrik.jonsson@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of live imaging techniques and Computational Morphodynamics models at the cellular level.
Website: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/directory/jonsson-henrik
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Helle Jorgensen
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Email: hfj22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic regulation in cardiovascular development and disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/jorgensen/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Felipe Karam-Teixeira
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: felipe.karam-teixeira@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/felipe-karam-teixeira
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
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: Dr Golnar Kolahgar
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: gk262@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Extrinsic regulation of intestinal proliferation and gut maintenance in Drosophila
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/golnar-kolahgar
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mark Kotter
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Wellcome Trust and MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: mrk25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Specification and differentiation of neural stem / precursor cells
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/mkotter
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Matthias Landgraf
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: ml10006@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nervous system development and plasticity, with focus on critical periods and metabolic reactive oxygen species.
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/cell-and-developmental-biology/neural...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elisa Laurenti
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: el422@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human Haematopoietic Stem Cells Biology in Health and Disease
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/elisa...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Peter  Lawrence
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: pal38@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Planar cell polarity in development and growth
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/peter-lawrence
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Victoria Leong
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Email: vvec2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Parent-infant social interactions, neural synchrony, social learning
Website: http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
Themes:
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Locke
Department: Department of Plant Sciences (Sainsbury Laboratory)
Email: james.locke@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Plant and microbial systems biology
Website: https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/people/locke-james
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hansong Ma
Department: Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: h.ma@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Website: https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/ma
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Marioni
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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  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: Professor Andrew McCaskie
Department: Department of Surgery (Division of Trauma and Orthopaedic Research)
Email: awm41@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Trauma and orthopaedics research
Website: http://www.orthopaedics.cam.ac.uk/people/prof-andrew-w-mccaskie/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Kate McDole
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: kmcdole@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Morphogenesis of the early mammalian embryo
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/kate-mcdole/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ashley Moffett
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: am485@cam.ac.uk
Topic: NK cells pregnancy trophoblast HLA
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/ashley-moffett
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edwige Mouroud
Department: Sainsbury Laboratory
Email: edwige.moyroud@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Plant biology Genetics Development Evolution Flower Molecular Biology Imaging Modeling Pattern formation Cell differentiation Pollinator behaviour
Website:
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Matthew Murray
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: mjm16@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Investigating genomic and non-coding RNA abnormalties in cancer
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: Professor Andrew Murray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm267@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondrial physiology in health and disease
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-murray
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jyoti Nangalia
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute and Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: jn218@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clonal Evolution, Cancer and Ageing
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/nangalia
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Kathy Niakan
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: kkn21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Early human development
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/niakan
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jennifer Nichols
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: jn270@cscr.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Embryonic Pluripotency
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/dr-je...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ken Ong
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit / Department of Paediatrics
Email: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Childhood obesity, growth and development, and relationships to adult metabolic disease
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/ken-ong/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen O'Rahilly
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: so104@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The endocrine control of metabolism in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/hod/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Susan Ozanne
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: seo10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Early life programming of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/susan-oza...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Roger Pedersen
Department: Department of Surgery (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: ralp2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine (developmental biology)
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/rpede...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John  Perry
Department: Institute of Metabolic Science
Email: john.perry@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Using human genetic approaches to understand biological mechanisms influencing reproductive ageing and metabolic health
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/john-perry/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential 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: 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 Teresa Rayon
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: teresa.rayon@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Comparative Stem Cell Dynamics lab
Website: https://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/teresa-rayon
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Wolf Reik
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: wolf.reik@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian developmental genetics genomic imprinting and epigenetic reprogramming
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/wolf-reik
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor 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: Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: peter.rugg-gunn@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic Regulation of Development and Stem Cell Differentiation
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/peter-rugg-gunn
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Neil Rushton
Department: Department of Surgery (Orthopaedic Research Unit)
Email: pa@orthopaedics.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Orthopaedic research (orthopaedics)
Website: http://www.cambridgeorthopaedicgroup.com/surgeons/surgeon-neil-rushton/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: ks10014@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Immunotherapy
Website: www.saeb-parsy.group.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
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 Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ans48@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development and function and its relevance for pregnancy success and life-long health
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marta Shahbazi
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mshahbazi@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pluripotency in embryogenesis and regeneration
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/marta-shahbazi/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Sharkey
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: as168@cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.repro.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-andrew-sharkey
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jose Silva
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Wellcome Trust - MRC Stem Cell Institute)
Email: jcs64@cscr.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biology of Induced Pluripotency
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/silva.html
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Benjamin Simons
Department: Gurdon Institute, Stem Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Email: bds10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental biology of epithelial tissues and cancer
Website: http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bds10/
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Gordon C S  Smith
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: gcss2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of statistical modeling to predict and understand causes of adverse pregnancy outcome biomarker discovery screening test placental function
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-gordon-smith/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Daniel St Johnston
Department: Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: d.stjohnston@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell polarity in development and cancer
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mekayla Storer
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ms2786@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regeneration, Stem Cells and Limb Regeneration
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/storer
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dénes Szücs
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ds377@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mathematical cognition and development, mathematics anxiety, meta-science, reseach replicability
Website: https://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/denes-szucs
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Robert Tasker
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: rct31@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Head-injury in childhood: long-term cognitive and structural deficits
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?rct31181
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Iva Tchasovnikarova
Department: The Gurdon Institute
Email: it257@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic interrogation of epigenetic pathways
Website: https://www.tchasovnikarova-lab.org
Themes:
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Felipe Teixeira
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: fk319@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms controlling and protecting germline stem cells
Website: https://gen.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Konstantinos Tzelepis
Department: Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: kt404@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RNA modifications in stem cell homeostasis
Website: https://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/staff/konstantinos-tzelepis
Themes:
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mathew Van de Pette
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: mv489@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetics. Toxicology. Developmental Programming. Pregnancy
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jelle van den Ameele
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: jv361@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural stem cell metabolism, mitochondrial disease, chromatin regulation during brain development
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/van-den-ameele-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Roser Vento-Tormo
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: rv4@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Celluar genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/vento-tormo-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Women's Health
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: Dr Erica Watson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: edw23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic mechanism of folate metabolism during development
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/watson-erica
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Timothy Weil
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: tw419@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The cellular mechanisms underpinning the spatiotemporal coordination of the oocyte-to-embryo transition/ Testing the in vivo function of biomolecular condensates
Website: WeilLabCambridge.com

Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome

Name: Dr Rob White
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rw108@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular biology of Drosophila development
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/white/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Alun Williams
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: aw510@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathology of blast injury Prion diseases Alzheimer's disease and Parinson's
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/aw510@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Catherine Wilson
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: chw39@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiovascular cell signalling
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Douglas Winton
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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
Name: Dr Gavin Wright
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: gw2@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cell surface signalling
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/wright-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fengzhu Xiong
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, The Gurdon Institute
Email: fx220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental Biology, Mechanics
Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/fengzhu_xiong/biocv
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome

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