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Postgraduate School of Life Sciences

 

Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr Sebastian Ahnert
Department: Sainsbury Laboratory
Email: sea31@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Network analysis genotype-phenotype maps biological self-assembly protein quaternary structure evolution complexity
Website: https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/ahnert-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Jim Ajioka
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: ja131@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biology and evolutionary genetics of Toxoplasma
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/james-ajioka
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Joy Archer
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ja331@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ja331@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Radu  Aricescu
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: radu@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The Structural Biology of Synaptic Connectivity
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/radu-aricescu/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: ka447@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Parasitology
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/artavanis-tsakonas
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
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 Gabriel Balmus
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: gb318@cam.ac.uk
Topic: DNA Damage Response in ageing and neurodegeneration
Website: www.balmuslab.org
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David  Barford
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: dbarford@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanism and regulation of chromosome segregation in mitosis
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/david-barford/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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: Dr Alex Bateman
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: agb@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Analysis of protein sequence and structure
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/bateman
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
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 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 Andrew Blagborough
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: amb283@cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-blagborough
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
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 Alex Borodavka
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: ab2677@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Viral RNA chaperones; multi-segmented RNA virus assembly mechanisms
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/borodavka
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
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: Professor Kevin Brindle
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: kmb1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular imaging in Cancer
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/brindle-group
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Bill Broadhurst
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: r.w.broadhurst@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/broadhurst.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Guy Brown
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gcb3@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microglia, neuroinflammation & neurodegeneration
Website: www.microglia.info/guybrown
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Clare Bryant
Department: Department of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Email: ceb27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pattern Recognition Receptor signalling in inflammatory and infectious disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ceb27%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
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 Simon Bullock
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: sbullock@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Shedding light on microtubule-based transport
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/sbullock/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Folma Buss
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: fb207@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanism of myosin motor proteins in health and disease.
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-folma-buss
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Carrington
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: mc115@cam.ac.uk
Topic: 1. The trypanosome cell surface as the molecular interface between host and pathogen.  2. Regulation of mRNA levels in a divergent eukaryote.
Website:  https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mct...
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Carter
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: cartera@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The Structure and Mechanism of Dynein
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/cartera/main.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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: Dr Kevin Chalut
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: kc370@cam.ac.uk
Topic: How physical processes drive the development of the mammalian embryo and the function of stem cells
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/kevin...
Themes: Molecules and Cells
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: Professor Edwin Chilvers
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Respiratory Medicine)
Email: erc24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Second-messenger regulation of neutrophil priming and apoptosis
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/chilvers/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jason Chin
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: chin@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evolution and synthesis of new function
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/j-chin
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Betty Chung
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: bcy23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RiboSwitches, Gene expression, Translation control, Host:pathogen interactions
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/betty-chung
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nick Coleman
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: nc109@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human papillomaviruses
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/nick-coleman
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rosana Collepardo
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: rc597@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Multi-scale modelling of chromatin organization and related biomolecules.  Multi-scale modelling of liquid-liquid phase separation in gene organization
Website: http://www.collepardolab.org/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: fc307@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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: Professor Andrew Crawford
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac151@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Sensory transduction in the inner ear
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-crawford
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Pau Creixell
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute)
Email: pau.creixell@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer Signaling and Therapeutics
Website: https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/creixell-group
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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 Colin Crump
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: cmc56@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Virus assembly, egress and host cell interactions
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/colin-crump
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Julia Davies
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: jmd32@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transport
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/juliadavies
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
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, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Maike de la Roche
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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: Dr Janet Deane
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jed55@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The role of sphingolipids in health and disease
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-janet-deane
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Emmanuel Derivery
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: derivery@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of asymmetric trafficking
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/emmanuel-derivery/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Doorbar
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: jd121@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human papilloma viruses (HPVs)
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/john-doorbar
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
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: 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 Mike Edwardson
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: jme1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: AFM imaging of biomolecules
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Edwardson
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Sarah Elderkin
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: sarah.elderkin@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Investigation into the mechanisms and factors that enable regulated genome function in vivo
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/nuclear-dynamics/sarah-elderkin
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anton Enright
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: aje39@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Algorithms protocols and datasets for functional genomics. Regulatory RNAs
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/anton-enright
Themes: 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 Sadaf Farooqi
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: isf20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms in human obesity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Farooqi
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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 Brian Ferguson
Department: Department of Pathology (Immunology Division)
Email: bf234@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Innate immune sensing of viruses
Website: http://www.fergusonlab.path.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
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 Andrew Firth
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: aef24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RNA virus bioinformatics gene expression molecular biology
Website: firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald
Department: Department of Oncology (MRC Cancer Unit)
Email: rcf29@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Lead for Early Cancer Detection Programme. Ownb research group on developing new approaches for early detection of oesophageal and gastric cancer based on understanding how the cancer develops and evolves.
Website: https://www.earlydetectioncambridge.org.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Angeleen Fleming
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: Af425@cam.ac.uk
Topic: How protein clearance pathways such as autophagy and the ubiquitin-proteasome system affect disease severity.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/angeleen-fleming
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
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 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: 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 James Fraser
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jaf21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Combining computer modelling and experimental work to investigate the relationship between membrane potential cell volume and intracellular ion concentrations in normal and arrhythmic hearts
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fraser/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gillian Fraser
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: gmf25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial motility and flagella biogenesis; Bacterial export pathways
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/gillian-fraser
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Daniel Gaffney
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: dg13@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Genomics of gene regulation
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/gaffney-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, 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 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: Professor Nicholas Gay
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: n.j.gay@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human Toll like receptors in inflammatory disease
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/gay.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fanni Gergely
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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: Professor John Gibson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jsg1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ion and water homeostasis in red cells and chondrocytes
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jsg1001@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Olivier Giger
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: otg22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour, Colorectal Cancer, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Brain Cancer
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/olivier-giger
Themes:
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Richard  Gilbertson
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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 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 David Glover
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: dmg25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitotic protein kinases centrosomes microtubule associated proteins
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/david-glover
Themes: Cancer, 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: 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: Dr  Julian Gough
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: gough@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational Genomics
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/julian-gough/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stephen Graham
Department: Department of Pathology (Virology Division)
Email: scg34@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and viral infection
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/investigators/graham/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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 Fiona Gribble
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fmg23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Signalling in the gut-brain-pancreatic axis
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/fiona-gri...
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Harriet Groom
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: hctg2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Retroviruses (HIV), SARS-CoV2, host-virus interactions
Website: www.groomlab.co.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mark Gurnell
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology / Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: mg299@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Acquired and genetic disorders of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid function; functional imaging in endocrine neoplasia; acromegaly
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Gurnell/index.php
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Halim
Department: Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge 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: 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 Matthew Harper
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: mth29@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Platelet death in thrombosis and thrombocytopenia
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/harper
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Phill Hawkins
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: phillip.hawkins@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular signalling with a focus on the PI3K signalling pathway in neutrophils
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/phillip-hawkins
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ramanujan Hegde
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: rhegde@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane protein biosynthesis and quality control
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/r-hegde
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Yka Helariutta
Department: Department of Plant Sciences (Sainsbury Laboratory)
Email: yrjo.helariutta@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication carbon allocation and hormonal signaling in plants
Website: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/helariutta-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Robert Henderson
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: rmh1003@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Macromolecular structure and function examined using atomic force microscopy
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/rmh1003@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Richard Henderson
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: rh15@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: High resolution 3D structures by electron cryomicroscopy
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/r-henderson
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer 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: Dr Frances Henson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: fmdh1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Intrinsic repair of articular cartilage
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/fmdh1@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Judy Hirst
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: judy.hirst@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The structure and mechanism, function and medically-relevant dysfunction, of mitochondrial complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase)
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/hirst-group
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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: Professor Florian Hollfelder
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: fh111@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Synthetic and chemical biology: mechanistic enzymology, directed evolution, technologies for droplet microfluidics, since cell transciptomics, developmental cell biology in 3D
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/hollfelder
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Philipp Holliger
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: ph1@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Synthetic biology of nucleic acid replication
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/p-holliger
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Emeritus Christine Holt
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ceh33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental Neuroscience
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/christine-holt
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Liz Hook
Department: Department of Patholgy
Email: ceh25@cam.ac.uk
Topic:
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/liz-hook
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jon Houseley
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: jon.houseley@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms by which cells adapt to their environment
Website: https://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/epigenetics/jon-houseley
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Christopher Howe
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: c.j.howe@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/howe.html
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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 James Huntington
Department: Department of Haematology (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jah52@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Basic and translational research into thrombosis, haemophilia and antitrypsin deficiency
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-jim-huntington
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Marko Hyvonen
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: mh256@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molceuclar mechanism of TGF-beta family signalling. Development of chemical tools and drug candidates using fragment-based and structure-guided drug discovery methods
Website: https://hyvonen.bioc.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer 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: Dr Antony Jackson
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: a.p.jackson@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane traffic protein targeting
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/jacksont.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor   Stephen Jackson
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Gurdon Institute)
Email: s.jackson@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Maintenance of genome stability/DNA repair
Website: https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/jackson
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Leo James
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: lcj@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular basis of pathogen detection and discrimination
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/l-james
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
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 Fiona Karet
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: fek1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Renal tubular homeostasis in health and disease
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-fiona-karet
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Arthur Kaser
Department: Department of Medicine & Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease
Email: ak729@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Metabo-genetics of autoinflammation/autoimmunity (focus on Crohn's and Still's disease). Core metabolism of the cell.
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/arthur-kaser/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, 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 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 Svetlana Khoronenkova
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: sk870@cam.ac.uk
Topic: DNA repair and neurodegenerative diseases
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/khoronenkova
Themes: 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: Professor Vassilis Koronakis
Department: Department of Pathology (Microbiology and Parasitology Division)
Email: vk103@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of toxin export; Salmonella effector proteins in eukaryotic cell entry
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/vassilis-koronakis
Themes: Infection and Immunity, 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 Patrycja Kozik
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: pkozik@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Dendritic cells and initiation of the immune responses
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/patrycja-kozik/
Themes: 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 Nicholas Ktistakis
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: nicholas.ktistakis@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Lipid signalling and intracellular transport
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/nicholas-ktistakis
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Wanda Kukulski
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: kukulski@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Linking membrane architecture to function by correlative microscopy
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/wanda-kukulski/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edmund Kunji
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: ek@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure and function of mitochondrial transport proteins
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/kunji-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Graham Ladds
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: grl30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the molecular basis of G protein signalling
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Ladds
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andras Lakatos
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: al291@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathomechanistic and therapeutic discoveries at single cell resolution using novel human organoid models of neurodegenerative diseases
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/andras-lakatos/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Heike Laman
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: hl316@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ubiquitin ligases, cancer, Parkinson's disease, proteostasis, mitochondria, cell cycle
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/heike-laman
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Madeline Lancaster
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mlancast@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human brain development in cerebral organoids
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/madeline-lancaster/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ernest Laue
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: e.d.laue@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Chromatin remodelling and genome structure
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/laue
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elisa Laurenti
Department: Department of Haematology
Email: el422@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human haematopoiesis
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/laurenti
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
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 Joo-Hyeon Lee
Department: Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: jhl62@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cells and niches in tissue homeostasis, regeneration, and disease
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/lee
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marcus Lee
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ml31@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Malaria Parasite Drug Resistance
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/lee-group
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Lehner
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: pjl30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Viral silencing and immune evasion pathways
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/paul-lehner/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Wei Li
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: wl225@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular basis of TGFß/BMP signalling in cardiovascular diseases
Website: https://www.cardiovascular.cam.ac.uk/directory/wli
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Kathryn Lilley
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Cambridge Systems Biology Centre)
Email: k.s.lilley@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The spatial and developmental proteome
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/lilley.html
Themes: 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 Michelle Linterman
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: michelle.linterman@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular and molecular changes in T-cell aging
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/michelle-linterman
Themes: Infection and Immunity, 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: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/littlewood
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Rick Livesey
Department: Department of Biochemistry (Gurdon Institute)
Email: rick@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian neural stem cell biology fundamental and applied
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/livesey
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jan Löwe
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jyl@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The bacterial cytoskeleton and other molecular machines
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/jan-lowe/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ben Luisi
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: bfl20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural biology of assemblies and regulatory complexes
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/luisi.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah Lummis
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: sl120@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurotransmitter receptors
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/lummis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Luzio
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jpl10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Membrane traffic in the late endocytic pathway
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-paul-luzio
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Paula  MacGregor
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: pm560@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular basis and evolution of host-parasite interactions in African trypanosomes
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/paula-macgregor
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Bidesh Mahata
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: bm562@ca.ac.uk
Topic: Steroid-producing immune cells in regulating cancer inflammation and immunity
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/bidesh-mahata
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Eamonn Maher
Department: Department of Medical Genetics
Email: erm1000@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: renal cell carcinoma phaeochromocytoma multiple primary cancers genomic imprinting disorders and developmental disorders
Website: https://medgen.medschl.cam.ac.uk/professor-eamonn-maher/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stefan Marciniak
Department: Department of Medicine (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: sjm20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in disease
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-stefan-marciniak
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr L. Miguel Martins
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: lm795@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/l-m-martins-programme
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
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: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/michael-mason
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Juan Mata
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: jm593@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genome-wide responses to stress.
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/mata
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ian McGough
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: ian.mcgough@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Morphogen Signalling in Development and Ageing
Website: https://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/ian-mcgough
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Simon  Mendez-Ferrer
Department: Department of Haematology (Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
Email: sm2116@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell niche pathophysiology
Website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-simon-mendez-ferrer/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Mendez-Ferrer
Department: Department of Haematology, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: sm2116@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell niche regulation
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/mendez-ferrer
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Miller
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: pm676@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pharmacological approaches to control central nervous system (CNS) activity
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/miller/summary
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Liz Miller
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: emiller@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Protein transport and quality control in the secretory pathway
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/liz-miller/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michal Minczuk
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: michal.minczuk@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Discovering the genetic links between mitochondrial dysfunction and human disease
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/michal-minczuk
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
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 Sara Morais de Silva
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: slm88@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cross-talk between cell cycle proteins and metabolic pathways.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/sara-morais-de-silva
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Helen Mott
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: hrm28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure, dynamics and interactions of proteins involved in signal transduction
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/mott
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sean Munro
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: sean@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Small G proteins and membrane traffic
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/s-munro
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Elizabeth Murchison
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: epm27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Transmissible cancers
Website: https://www.tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Leila Muresan
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: lam94@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microscopy image analysis, computational methods
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/muresan
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Murphy
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: michael.murphy@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Targeting molecules to mitochondria mitochondrial radical production thiol redox state and redox signalling
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/mike-murphy
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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 Garib Murshudov
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: garib@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational Structural Biology
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/garib-murshudov/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD 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: Dr François Nédélec
Department: Department of Plant Sciences (Sainsbury Laboratory)
Email: francois.nedelec@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell morphogenesis and developmental biology using synthetic and systems biology approaches and computer modelling
Website: https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/nedelec-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
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 Daniel Nietlispach
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: dn206@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy structural biology of membrane proteins G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/nietlispach.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Cahir O'Kane
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: cjo1003@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Axonal endoplasmic reticulum in Drosophila, and its roles in health and disease
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-groups/okane
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John O'Neill
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: oneillj@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular Rhythms Signalling and Metabolic Regulation
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/john-oneill/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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: 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: Professor David Owen
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: djo30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural biology of transport vesicle and organelle biogenesis
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Miles Parkes
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mp372@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: GWAS post-GWAS and clinical translation of derived knowledge
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/parkes/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Lori Passmore
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: passmore@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Macromolecular Machines that regulate mRNAs
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/l-passmore
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Uta Paszkowski
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: up220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cereal symbiosis
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/utapaszkowski
Themes: Infection and Immunity, 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 Manav Pathania
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: mp915@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Brain tumours
Website: https://www.pathanialab.com/
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 Kiran Raosaheb Patil
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: kp533@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Gut microbiota and xenobiotics
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/patil-programme
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Luca Pellegrini
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: lp212@cam.ac.uk
Topic: DNA repair and recombination
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/pellegrini.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
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: Dr Evangelia Petsalaki
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: petsalaki@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cell signalling, systems biology, computational biology
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/petsalaki
Themes: Cancer, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer 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 Julien Prudent
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: julien.prudent@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Interactions between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum in cell physiology and disease
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/julien-prudent
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Taufiq Rahman
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: mtur2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium signalling, chemical modulation of ion channels and receptors, rational drug design, computer-aided drug discovery
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/rahman
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Venki Ramakrishnan
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: ramak@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure of the translational apparatus
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/v-ramakrishnan
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Felix Randow
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: randow@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell-autonomous and innate immunity
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/f-randow
Themes: Infection and Immunity, 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 Randy Read
Department: Department of Haematology (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: rjr27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Methods for structural biology
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-randy-j-read-frs
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Evan Reid
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: ealr4@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Unravelling the molecular pathology of axon death
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-evan-reid
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, 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 Frank Reimann
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fr222@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stimulus-secretion coupling in gut neuroendocrine cells
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AffiliatePI/Reiman.php
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hugh Robinson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hpcr@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural dynamics synaptic integration and functional analysis of cell types in the cortex
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/robinson/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Margaret Robinson
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: msr12@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Coated vesicles adaptors
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-margaret-robinson-frs
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Katja Roper
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: kroeper@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of cell shape by the cytoskeleton during development and tissue morphogenesis
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/katja-roper/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Rubinsztein
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: dcr1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Autophagy and neurodegeneration
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-rubinsztein-fmedsci-frs
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Christopher Russo
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: crusso@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Atomic resolution imaging of biological specimen by electron cryomicroscopy
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/christopher-russo/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stewart Sage
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sos10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium signalling in blood platelets
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/stewart-sage
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Julian Sale
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jes@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Vertebrate mutagenesis
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/jes/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor George Salmond
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gpcs@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial signalling gene regulation and protein secretion
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/salmond.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Milka Sarris
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ms543@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells and how they search tissues and find their way to sites of infection or tissue damage.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/milka-sarris
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Savage
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: dbs23@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of insulin resistance
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Savage/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Deirdre Scadden
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: adjs100@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Analysis of ds RNA hyper-edited by ADARs
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/scadden.html
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sjors Scheres
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: scheres@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Visualising molecular machines in action
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/sjors-scheres
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sebastian Schornack
Department: Sainsbury Laboratory
Email: sebastian.schornack@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Common and contrasting processes in plant-pathogen interactions and symbiosis developmental processes
Website: www.schornacklab.net
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Christof Schwiening
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: cjs30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuronal intracellular pH microdomains and their functional importance
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?cjs30
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Matthew Seaman
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: mnjs100@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The molecular mechanisms of endosome-to-Golgi retrieval
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-matthew-seaman
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marisa Segal
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: ms433@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: Professor Sanjay Sinha
Department: Deparment of Medicine
Email: ss661@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cardiovascular disease modelling and regenerative medicine
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/sinha
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Symeon Siniossoglou
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: ss560@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Linking phospholipid metabolism to membrane and organelle function
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-symeon-siniossoglou
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Christopher Smith
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: cwjs1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of alternative pre-mRNA splicing
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/smith-chris
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Geoffrey Smith
Department: Department of Pathology
Email: hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Vaccinia virus replication spread immune evasion and pathogenesis. Vaccine development.
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/geoffrey-smith
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Ewan Smith
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: es336@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pain; chemoreception; neuronal excitabilityPain mechanisms / naked mole-rat extremophile biology
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Smith
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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 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 Nancy Standart
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: nms23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: mRNA localisation and translation in Xenopus oocytes and eggs
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/standart.html
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Len Stephens
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: len.stephens@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular signalling with a focus on the PI3K signalling pathway in neutrophils
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/len-stephens
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Katherine  Stott
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: ks123@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Organisational and regulatory roles of disordered proteins
Website: https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/stott
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Azim Surani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: a.surani@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian germ cells; epigenetic reprogramming
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/surani
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Sutherland
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: johns@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Chemical origins of molecular biology
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/bill-sutherland
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Chris Tate
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: cgt@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural Biology of integral membrane proteins
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/chris-tate
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Rebecca Taylor
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: rtaylor@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Systemic control of proteostasis and ageing
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/rebecca-taylor/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential 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 Janet Thornton
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: thornton@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Protein structure function and evolution; ageing
Website: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Thornton/
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Teresa Tiffert
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jtt1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Homeostasis of human erythrocytes in health and disease; calcium regulation in malaria-infected erythrocyte
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/tiffert/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Marc Tischkowitz
Department: Department of Medical Genetics
Email: mdt33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hereditary cancer predisposition, translational genomics
Website: https://medgen.medschl.cam.ac.uk/dr-marc-tischkowitz-2/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Marco Tripodi
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mtripodi@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural circuitry of action: from spatial perception to motor integration
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/marco-tripodi/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Martin Turner
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: martin.turner@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Lymphocyte development and activation
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/lymphocyte/martin-turner
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Suzanne Turner
Department: Department of Pathology (Molecular Histopathology Division)
Email: sdt36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Paediatric cancer
Website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/suzanne-turner
Themes: Cancer, 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: Professor Ludovic Vallier
Department: Department of Surgery (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: lv225@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell, Liver biology and liver diseases
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vallier
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Hendrik van Veen
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: hwv20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of multidrug transporters
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/vanveen
Themes: Infection and Immunity, 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: Leukamia, pre-leukaemia, clonal haematopoiesis, clonal evolution
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vassiliou
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, 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 Sir John Walker
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: walker@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure, function, assembly and regulation of ATP synthase
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/walker-group
Themes: Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Ross Waller
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: rfw26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular function diversity and evolution in cells
Website: http://www.wallercellevolution.com
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, 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: Mechanisms of ribosome assembly
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-alan-j-warren-fmedsci
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells
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 Heidi Welch
Department: Babraham Institute
Email: heidi.welch@babraham.ac.uk
Topic: Intracellular signal transduction through small G proteins and their regulators
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk/our-research/signalling/heidi-welch
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alex Whitworth
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: alex.whitworth@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/whitworth-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Roger Williams
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: rlw@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural studies of phospholipid signalling
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/r-williams
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Anne Willis
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: aew80@cam.ac.uk
Topic: RNA biology
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/willis-research
Themes: Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
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: 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
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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
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Name: Dr Joseph Yeeles
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jyeeles@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of chromosome replication
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/t-to-z/joseph-yeeles/
Themes: Molecules and Cells
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