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Staff in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Karen Atkins

Research Assistant

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Ben Babourina-Brooks

Dr Ben Babourina-Brooks

NIHR Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Ben Babourina-Brooks is a NIHR Research Fellow in the Children's Brain Tumour Research Team in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham and based at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Ben specialises in Magnetic Resonance Imaging physics and the clinical translation of MRI techniques for the improvement of cancer patient outcomes. His PhD project was ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
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b.brooks@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Badenhorst

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Paul Badenhorst is a Senior Lecture in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. 

Paul’s field of expertise is in Epigenetics and Development. Paul uses both the Drosophila model system and human cells to investigate how chromatin modifying complexes regulate gene expression to control developmental pathways. He has received major grant funding from Cancer Research UK, the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6810
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p.w.badenhorst@bham.ac.uk

Professor Timothy Barrett

Professor Timothy Barrett

Leonard Parsons Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Timothy Barrett Professor of Paediatrics, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Program Director for the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

Timothy has published over 100 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of paediatrics, diabetes and genetics of childhood ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7966
Email
t.g.barrett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew D Beggs

Dr Andrew D Beggs

Reader in Surgery & Cancer Genetics
Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon (from April 2017)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Andrew Beggs is a Reader in Cancer Genetics & Surgery in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. He currently holds a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist award. He is also an honorary Consultant Colorectal & General  Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (from April 2017 onwards).

His major research interests include ...

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+44(0)121 414 7458
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a.beggs@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Bell

Dr Andrew Bell

Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Andrew Bell is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. His research aims to understand how Epstein-Barr virus, a common herpesvirus with oncogenic properties, contributes to the development of several human malignancies. This work is funded by Cancer Research UK and involves collaborations with other members of the Centre for Human Virology

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+44 (0)121 414 4105
Email
a.i.bell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fedor Berditchevski

Reader in Epithelial Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Fedor’s research is focused on communication between cells in tumour microenvironment. His research is supported by grants from the Breast Cancer Now, Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. Fedor is involved in undergraduate teaching and in supervision of postgraduate students.

External web page:  berditchevski-lab.weebly.com 

 

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+ 44 (0)121 414 2801
Email
f.berditchevski@bham.ac.uk

Prof Lucinda Billingham

Prof Lucinda Billingham

Professor of Biostatistics
Director of Statistics, Cancer Research UK Trials Unit

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Lucinda Billingham is Professor of Biostatistics within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciencesat the University of Birmingham.  She has worked for over twenty years as a Biostatistician at their Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit and is now Director of Statistics for the Unit working with a large team of Biostatisticians on an extensive portfolio of early and late phase trials. ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3790/PA +44(0)121 414 4092
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l.j.billingham@bham.ac.uk

Professor Constanze Bonifer

Professor Constanze Bonifer

Chair of Experimental Haematology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Constanze Bonifer is Chair of Experimental Haematology at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences (ICGS), University of Birmingham, and is Director of the Birmingham Centre of Genome Biology. In their work, they address the question of how the regulators of transcription, the sequence-specific DNA binding proteins or transcription factors, interact with the chromatin template and change its ...

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+44 121 414 8881
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c.bonifer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Bowden

Dr Sarah Bowden

CRCTU Director of Operations, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Sarah Bowden is the Director of Operations at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham.

She has a specific interest in cancer clinical trials research and is co-author on 7 clinical trial publications.

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+44 (0) 121 414 4371
Email
s.j.bowden@bham.ac.uk

Mr Kristian Brock

Mr Kristian Brock

Senior Statistician

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Kristian is a senior statistician at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit. He joined in 2014, with a focus on early phase trials in haematology and lung cancer. In 2016 he joined the Diagnostics, Drugs, Devices & Biomarkers (D3B) team at the Institute of Translational Medicine.

His overriding research interest is efficient methods for clinical trials with small sample sizes. This ...

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+44 (0)121 371 8454
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k.brock@bham.ac.uk

Mr Richard T. Bryan

Mr Richard T. Bryan

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Rik Bryan is a former clinical urologist, and now a full-time bladder cancer research academic. He is the Chief Investigator of the Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP), the SELENIB clinical trial, and POUT-T. He leads the Bladder Cancer Group in the Institute of Cancer & Genomic Sciences. The group has a particular interest in the genomics and epigenomics of bladder cancer and related ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7870
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r.t.bryan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Philip Byrd

Dr Philip Byrd

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Philip Byrd is a senior research fellow working with Prof. Malcolm Taylor on a Cancer Research funded programme grant to investigate the relationship between mutations in the ATM gene and cancer risk, to study A-T like disorders and to investigate the genetic basis of defects in patients with potentially new radiosensitivity disorders.

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+44 (0)121 414 6877
Email
p.j.byrd@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Professor of Bioinformatics
Director of the Centre for Computational Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jean-Baptiste Cazier is a Professor of Bioinformatics with interest across the broad spectrum of Computational and Mathematical modelling of natural phenomena.

He has three main area of interest: Cancer Genetics, Population Genetics, Swarming and Metabonomics.

His life-long goal is to integrate all his eclectic, and ever expending, fields of interest.

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+44(0)1214146480
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j.cazier@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Cockerill

Professor Peter Cockerill

Chair of Cytokine Gene Regulation

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Peter is a professor within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He has spent his career engaged in research using chromatin structure analysis as a tool to investigate gene regulation in the fields of molecular immunology and leukaemia. Peter was previously a professor at the University of Leeds from 2000 to 2011, and ran a research group in Australia before that.

Peter has published ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6841
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p.n.cockerill@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mathew Coleman

Dr Mathew Coleman

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Mathew Coleman is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, where his research focusses on the role of protein hydroxylation in the cell biology of tumour cells.

Mathew has attracted highly competitive funding support from Cancer Research UK, the MRC, BBSRC and Glaxo Smith Kline. His work on protein hydroxylation has led to patents, and highly cited articles and high ...

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+44(0)121 414 4484
Email
m.coleman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor of Haemato-oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Charles Craddock is Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, and Professor of Haemato-oncology, at the University of Birmingham. He trained in haematology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Professor Craddock is a recent President of ...

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+44 (0)121 371 4374
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charles.craddock@uhb.nhs.uk

Mrs Jane Crouch

Trial Co-ordinator (Imaging Study)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jane Crouch is the Trial Co-ordinator (Imaging Study) and manages Professor Andrew Peet’s portfolio of imaging studies.  She is the main point of contact and ensures the study protocols are conducted in accordance with the applicable ethical, regulatory and quality standards.

She supports Professor Andrew Peet’s Children's Brain Tumour Research Team who comprise of a large team ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8236
Email
j.v.crouch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Garth Cruickshank

Professor Garth Cruickshank

Professor Of Neurosurgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Garth Cruickshank is Professor of Neurosurgery in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

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+ 44 (0)121 697 8225 (secretary)
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g.s.cruickshank@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clare Davies

Dr Clare Davies

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Clare Davies is a Research Group Leader at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Clare’s approaches involve understanding the role of proteins in cancer biology from the molecular level to the whole animal, by using a combination of cell biology, protein-biochemistry and mouse genetics approaches. This enables her to fully understand mechanistically how biochemical pathways within a ...

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c.c.davies@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Dawson

Dr Christopher Dawson

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Chris Dawson is a Senior Research Fellow working in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

Working with Professor Lawrence Young, Chris has published numerous research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the field of viral oncology. As a co-applicant with Professor Young he has received major grants from Cancer Research UK.

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+44 (0)121 414 4480
Email
c.w.dawson@bham.ac.uk

Nicola Fenwick

Trial Manager

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Nicola Fenwick is team manager for the Childrens Cancer Trials Team (CCTT) at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

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+44 (0)121 415 8782
Email
n.fenwick@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor of Stem Cell Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jon Frampton is a stem cell biologist. His primary area of interest is in how stem cells operate in adults. Jon’s research involves examining the processes that regulate stem cells to determine how these fail during ageing or as part of disease processes, especially in cancer.

The principle focus is on bone marrow stem cells that give rise to our blood cells. Understanding this system has ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6812/+44 (0)121 414 4065 (PA)
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j.frampton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Aga Gambus

Dr Aga Gambus

MRC Career Development, Lister and Senior Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Aga has moved to Cancer Sciences in 2011 to start her independent research. She was awarded MRC Career Development Award and Birmingham Fellowship supporting her research. In 2015 Aga was awarded Lister Institute Research Award and BACR/AstraZeneca Young Investigator award.

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+44(0) 121 414 9237
Email
a.gambus@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paloma Garcia

Senior Researcher

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

The Garcia group research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms that maintain genome integrity in stem cells and how lose of genome integrity leads to development of cancer during ageing. Her research focus on both embryonic stem cells ESC/iPSC and adult stem cells, in particular haempoietic stem cells (and how genome instability leads to blood disorders during ageing).

 

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+44 (0)121 414 4093
Email
p.garcia@bham.ac.uk

Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos

Professor in Clinical Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

George Gkoutos is a Professor of Clinical Bioinformatics with interests in the general areas of clinical and biomedical informatics, computational biology, and integrative and translational research aiming at the discovery of molecular origins of human disease and the development of novel diagnostic and intervention strategies.

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+44 (0)121 414 3882
Email
g.gkoutos@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roger Grand

Dr Roger Grand

Reader In Experimental Cancer Sciences

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Roger Grand is a Reader in Experimental Cancer Studies.  Roger has published over 160 research papers, mainly in the fields of adenovirus virology and muscle biochemistry.  He has held numerous research grants including those from Cancer Research UK, MRC, Breast Cancer Campaign and AICR. 

His research has always been focused on the underlying causes of human disease with an ...

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0121 414 2805
Email
r.j.a.grand@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin R. Higgs

Dr Martin R. Higgs

Birmingham Fellow for Genomics and Rare Diseases
MRC Career Development Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Martin Higgs is a group leader in the newly formed Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He is currently the Birmingham Fellow for Genomics and Rare Disease, and leads a research group working on the cellular response to genotoxic stress.

He has published papers in top journals, such as Molecular Cell, Oncogene, Cancer Research and Nature Genetics, and has been invited to speak at both ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8480
Email
m.r.higgs@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maarten Hoogenkamp

Dr Maarten Hoogenkamp

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bennett Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Maarten Hoogenkamp is a Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bennett Fellow. He joined the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in summer 2012 to establish his own independent research group.

His research focuses on the dynamic interplay between transcription factor complexes and the chromatin, how this regulates cellular identity during differentiation, and how these interactions change ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3837
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m.hoogenkamp@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Anna Hutton

Mrs Anna Hutton

Quality Assurance Officer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Anna Hutton is currently the acting Quality Assurance Manager and Quality Management Team Leader at the CRCTU, providing maternity cover for Wilma van Riel.

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining the CRCTU Quality Management System. The Quality Management Team performs on-site monitoring across the CRCTU trials portfolio and conducts internal audits.

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+44 (0)121 414 3912
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a.m.hutton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Padma Sheela Jayaraman

Dr Padma Sheela Jayaraman

Senior Lecturer in Cancer Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sheela Jayaraman is a Senior  Research Group Leader at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Sheela has an interest is in understanding the role of proteins known as transcription factors in cancer biology and in angiogenesis. She uses a variety of methods to do this including mammalian cell culture, cDNA microarrays, RNAseq, ChIP and ChIPseq, biophysical experiments, and animal ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4383
Email
p.jayaraman@bham.ac.uk

Dr David N. Jeevan

Dr David N. Jeevan

Institute of Translational Medicine Research Fellow
Wellbeing of Women Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

David Jeevan is an Institute of Translational Medicine Research Fellow in Gynaecology Oncology. He is also a Senior Registrar (ST6) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He has been awarded the prestigious Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellowship in 2017.

David’s interest is using mass spectrometry and steroid metabolomics to improve diagnosis and therapy of ovarian cancer. He is based ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8705
Email
d.n.jeevan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Pamela Kearns

Professor Pamela Kearns

Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology
Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Pamela Kearns is Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She is Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit in the School of Cancer Sciences. She is President Elect for European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP-E) and is on the ...

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+44 (0)121 4147854
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p.r.kearns@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sean Kehoe

Professor Sean Kehoe

Lawson Tait Profesessor of Gynaecological Cancer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sean Kehoe is a clinical academic managing the treatment of gynaecological cancers and precancers in women. He has over 20 years experience in these areas. His clinical work is based at City Hospital in Birmingham.

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+44 (0)121 414 7966
Email
s.t.kehoe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Kohe

Dr Sarah Kohe

Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sarah Kohe is a Research Fellow within the Children's Brain Tumour Research Team based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She has a strong research interest in the biological and metabolic underpinnings of central nervous system tumours in children, with a particular focus on medulloblastoma, the second most ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
Email
s.e.kohe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anthony Kong

Dr Anthony Kong

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Anthony is a clinical senior lecturer at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and an honorary NHS consultant in clinical oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

His research interests are translational research, personalized medicine and clinical trials. He has been a principal investigator and a chief principal investigator for numerous early and late clinical trials in breast cancer ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9294
Email
a.h.kong@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marwan Kwok

Dr Marwan Kwok

Clinical Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Marwan Kwok is a clinical research fellow funded through a Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Bloodwise) clinical research training fellowship. He is also a specialist registrar in haematology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the West Midlands deanery.

His current research focuses on lymphoid malignancies, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.  His research is conducted ...

Email
m.kwok@bham.ac.uk

Miss Sarah Leonard

Miss Sarah Leonard

Ovacome Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Sarah Leonard is currently the Ovacome Research Fellow in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. 

Having graduated with a BA degree in Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin in 2006, Dr Leonard was awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham in 2010. The findings from her PhD thesis focused on how Epstein Barr virus (EBV) induced epigenetic changes contribute to the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9234
Email
s.m.leonard@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laura Llewellyn

Dr Laura Llewellyn

Early Drug Development Team Leader, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Laura Llewellyn (née Crack) is Early Drug Development Team Leader at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

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+44 (0) 121 415 8421
Email
l.r.llewellyn@bham.ac.uk

Mr Paul Mason

Programming Team Leader

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Paul Mason manages the Programming Team within the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU).

The programming team provides programming and informatics support to the CRCTU and to the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. The scope of support includes activity from Translational studies through to Phase 4 Clinical Trials, management and operational infrastructure for the CRCTU, data ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 3290
Email
p.mason.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carmel McConville

Dr Carmel McConville

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Carmel McConville is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Her research interests are in the field of childhood cancer, particularly neuroblastoma and retinoblastoma.

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+44 (0)121 414 7286
Email
c.mcconville@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Chair, Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Mehanna is the Chair of Head and Neck Surgery and is the Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.  He is a head and neck and thyroid surgeon with clinical interests in oral cancer and endoscopic thyroid and parathyroid surgery. 

Professor Mehanna has a keen interest in clinical research, ...

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+44 (0)121 414 8753
Email
h.mehanna@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jo Morris

Dr Jo Morris

Reader in Cancer Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jo Morris is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and Breast Cancer Campaign Research Fellow.

Jo has published research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of breast cancer genetics, particularly about the predisposition gene BRCA1, the cellular response to DNA damage and small modifier biology of ubiquitin and SUMO. ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9168
Email
j.morris.3@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dion Morton

Professor Dion Morton

Barling Professor of Surgery
Head of Academic Department of Surgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dion received his degree in Medicine from Bristol University in 1985. He was given an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospital Birmingham in 1996, and was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2006. 

He is Director of the Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Director of Clinical Research at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Deputy Head (Clinical) at ...

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+44 (0)121 697 8390
Email
m.holmes@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ferenc Mueller

Professor Ferenc Mueller

Professor in Developmental Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Ferenc’s group studies transcription regulation in vertebrate embryo development. Their research focuses on the DNA sequence codes, which define promoter-enhancer interactions. They apply comparative/functional genomic analysis of cis-regulatory elements and develop high throughput approaches to study transcriptional regulators in the zebrafish embryo model system. They study the epigenetic ...

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+44 (0) 12141 42895
Email
f.mueller@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Murray

Professor Paul Murray

Professor of Molecular Pathology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Murray is currently Professor of Molecular Pathology in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Medicine at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He runs a translational research programme which is investigating the pathogenesis of B cell malignancies with the overarching aim of developing novel therapies and improving outcomes for people with these tumours. This research programme is ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4021
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p.g.murray@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jan Novak

Dr Jan Novak

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Novak is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Children's Brain Tumour Research Team based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital which is developing functional imaging for the diagnosis, understanding and management of childhood brain tumours.  His research mainly centres around the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to assess children with cancer.  

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+44 (0)121 333 8717
Email
j.novak@bham.ac.uk

Dr Boris Noyvert

Dr Boris Noyvert

Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Boris Noyvert is interested in genomics of human diseases and human health, biological and clinical applications of next generation sequencing, development of algorithms and software for next generation sequencing data analysis.

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+44 (0)121 414 8849
Email
b.noyvert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elena Odintsova

Dr Elena Odintsova

Lecturer in Cancer Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Odintsova’s research interests are focused on an elucidation of the role of tetraspanins in modulation of responses of cancer cells to extracellular stimuli targeting various transmembrane receptors. Specifically her current and future research is focused on the following areas:

a)    Application of single particle tracking, super resolution microscopy and novel labelling ...

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+44 (0)121 415 1043
Email
e.odintsova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanna Parish

Dr Joanna Parish

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Jo Parish was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2007 and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2012.

The main focus of Jo’s research is the study of novel virus-host interactions that are important for viral pathogenesis and persistence. Jo has a longstanding interest in the molecular ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8151
Email
j.l.parish@bham.ac.uk

Mr Prashant Patel

Senior Lecturer In Urology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Prashant Patel qualified in 1993 from India and then trained to qualify as a General Surgeon with special interest in pelvic surgery. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham whilst training as a Urologist. His research explored gene and immunotherapy for prostate cancer. He travelled to Perth, Australia to complete a fellowship in urological cancer surgery where he had exposure to ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3586
Email
p.patel@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Peet

Professor Andrew Peet

Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology (NIHR)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Andrew Peet is an NIHR Research Professor in paediatric neuro-oncology at the University of Birmingham and the Research Director of the NIHR 3T MRI Research Centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He is a practicing paediatric oncologist. Professor Peet’s research focusses on the development and evaluation of novel MRI techniques for diagnosis, management and understanding childhood ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8234
Email
a.peet@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eva Petermann

Dr Eva Petermann

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Petermann’s research focuses on mechanisms of mammalian replication stress and the interactions between DNA replication and the DNA damage response. She has published more than 25 research papers and review articles in this area. Her lab has received research funding from the MRC, Worldwide Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK, the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.

Find out more ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9165
Email
e.petermann@bham.ac.uk

Mr Thomas Pinkney

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Clinical Director of Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Thomas Pinkney received his Medical Degree from the University of Birmingham in 2000. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Surgery in 2012, and awarded an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospitals Birmingham at the same time

Mr Pinkney is Clinical Director of the Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium.  He is also Cohort Studies Subcommittee Chairman and Research ...

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+44 (0)121 472 1230
Email
t.pinkney@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor of Cancer Studies

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Alan Rickinson led the development of the Institute of Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham from 1983 to 2001, overseeing its expansion from a small non-clinical research department into a large research institute integrating basic work on cancer genetics, viral oncology and tumour immunology with translational studies in gene/ immunotherapy and the activities of a large Cancer Clinical ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4492
Email
a.b.rickinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sally Roberts

Dr Sally Roberts

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sally qualified with a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Warwick in 1981. She gained a D.Phil from the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics in the University of Oxford in 1987. She joined the Department of Cancer Studies in the University of Birmingham in 1989, where in 2002 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

Sally has published over 50 papers in scientific journals as well as ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7459
Email
s.roberts@bham.ac.uk

Dr Heather Rose

Dr Heather Rose

Research Associate

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Heather’s role is to assist research by facilitating the imaging studies carried out in the Brain Tumour Research Team based at Birmingham Children's Hospital. 

Heather facilitates the handling and processing of data obtained for multi-centre imaging studies with the development and adaptation of advanced analysis techniques and analysis pathways for MR data being central to her role.

...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
Email
h.e.l.rose@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marco Saponaro

Dr Marco Saponaro

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Saponaro is interested in characterising mechanisms of genome stability maintenance. In particular he is interested in understanding how RNA Pol II transcription, especially when in mutant contexts that affect transcription progression, can induce genome instability. He develops his research combining whole genome analyses with functional studies. He characterises RNA Pol II progression ...

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+44(0)121 4149167
Email
m.saponaro@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sovan Sarkar

Dr Sovan Sarkar

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Sovan Sarkar is a Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and holds the distinction of Former Fellow for life at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also involved in setting up academic and research collaborations with India. His laboratory studies the biological process of autophagy, which is an intracellular degradation pathway essential for cellular survival. Using human ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6669
Email
s.sarkar@bham.ac.uk

Mr Neil Sharma

Mr Neil Sharma

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Neil Sharma is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Otolaryngology working in the Translational Thyroid Research Group in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

His laboratory research interests include thyroid cancer biology and translational research into potential novel ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8905
Email
n.sharma@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tatjana Stankovic

Professor Tatjana Stankovic

Professor in Cancer Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Tatjana Stankovic is a Professor in Cancer Genetics. 

Tatjana Stankovic has published over 90 research papers in high impact scientific journals as well as reviews in the fields of cancer genetics and DNA damage response.  She has received grants from the Bloodwise (previously Leukaemia Research Fund, Cancer Research UK, Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund, and CLIC.

She is an enthusiastic ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4496
Email
t.stankovic@bham.ac.uk

Professor Grant Stewart

Professor Grant Stewart

Professor of Cancer Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Defective repair of DNA damage is the most frequent underlying cause of genetic instability and cancer development. My research focuses on understanding how the cell detects and repairs damage to its DNA and how defects in this process contribute to the development of human disease. In this respect my laboratory has had a long-standing interest in rare human diseases associated with defective DNA ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9168
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g.s.stewart@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yu Sun

Dr Yu Sun

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Associated Professor

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Yu Sun is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Children's Brain Tumour Research Team in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham and based at the Birmingham Women’s and  Children’s Hospital. She is also an Associated Professor at Southeast University in China, leading a MR Imaging and Brain Science research group in the Biological ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
Email
y.sun.5@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sudha Sundar

Mrs Sudha Sundar

Senior Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Sundar is a Senior Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology and a Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the Pan Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre, City Hospital. 

 

 

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+44 121 414 5075337
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s.s.sundar@bham.ac.uk

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor of Cancer Genetics
Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Malcolm Taylor is Professor of Cancer Genetics within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Malcolm has published over 120 Research papers and received consistent major support from Cancer Research UK as well as the Leukaemia Research Fund.

He also has a close relationship with the charity, the Ataxia -Telangiectasia Society and his laboratory is NCG designated for the confirmation ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4488
Email
a.m.r.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Tselepis

Dr Chris Tselepis

Senior Lecturer
Programme Director, BMedSc

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Chris Tselepis is a Senior Lecturer in the School for Cancer Sciences. Chris has published in excess of 40 research articles in the field of cancer, most recently focussing on the subject of iron metabolism, obesity and gastrointestinal cancer. He has received major support from the Cancer Research UK, BBSRC, WCRF, CORE and the UHB Charities.

Chris has most recently won funding through Glaxo ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2972
Email
c.tselepis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Turnell

Dr Andy Turnell

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Andy Turnell is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.  He is interested in how viruses regulate host cell transcription programmes and cell cycle checkpoints in order to promote viral replication and cellular transformation. He is particularly interested in how adenovirus oncoproteins modulate the function of host cell proteins to regulate chromatin, the ...

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0121 414 9164
Email
a.s.turnell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Bryan Michael Turner

Professor Bryan Michael Turner

Emeritus Professor Of Experimental Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Bryan Turner is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of epigenetics and gene regulation. He has published over 140 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters. He has written a long-lived book on his specialist research area (Chromatin and Gene Regulation: Mechanisms in Epigenetics, Blackwell Scientific 2001). He has received major grants from Cancer ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6824
Email
b.m.turner@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Karen Turner

Cancer Research UK Senior Nurse

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Karen Doyle is the Cancer Research UK Senior Nurse based within the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit. As a senior nurse Karen’s post is divided between acting as the CRCTU lead nurse with professional responsibility for the clinical research nurses and working closely with CR-UK locally and nationally. This innovative post has been developed to promote the work of Cancer Research UK ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6788
Email
k.turner.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Richard Tuxworth

Dr Richard Tuxworth

Lecturer in Molecular Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Richard is a lecturer in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He is a cell biologist with a particular interest in lysosomal function in the nervous system and understanding why lysosomal dysfunction contributes to neurodegenerative disease.

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+44 (0) 121 414 7046
Email
r.i.tuxworth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Douglas Ward

Dr Douglas Ward

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Doug Ward is a Senior Research Fellow in the Bladder Cancer Group at the University of Birmingham.  His main research interests are the use of proteomic and genomic platforms to discover prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers for bladder cancer, biomarker validation and translation in to clinical use.

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+44 (0)121 414 9528
Email
d.g.ward@bham.ac.uk

Professor Keith Wheatley

Professor Keith Wheatley

Scientific Director, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Scientific Director of CRCTU, specialising in management (design, monitoring, analysis and reporting) of clinical trials in a range of disease areas, including leukaemia, melanoma, paediatric oncology, neurology, and renal disease, along with related meta-analyses and add-on biomarker studies.

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+44 (0)121 415 9119
Email
k.wheatley@bham.ac.uk

Ms Jayne Wilson

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jayne came to Birmingham University in February 2001 joining the West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration based in the Department of Public Health, School of HAPS.

The first four years were spent working on reviews for customers such as NICE and the Department of Health, before becoming a reviewer and analyst for ARIF, where she undertook rapid literature assessments for ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3461
Email
j.s.wilson.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neil Wilson

Dr Neil Wilson

Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Neil Wilson is Deputy Director of the MSc programme in Advanced General Dental Practice. He is module coordinator for the fixed and removable prosthodontic module and the implant theory module.

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+44 (0)121 466 5477
Email
wilsonn@adf.bham.ac.uk

Dr Lara Worthington

Dr Lara Worthington

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Lara Worthington is currently a post-doctoral researcher based at Birmingham Children’s hospital (BCH) within the Children's Brain Tumour Research Team. Her interest is in the potential use of imaging biomarkers as predictors of visual function in children with Optic Pathway Glioma (OPG).

She recently completed her PhD thesis entitled ‘Investigation of Compressed sensing into the ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
Email
l.a.worthington@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christina Yap

Principal Biostatistician

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Christina Yap is a Principal Biostatistician at Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Her main expertise comprises of development and practical implementation of efficient designs in clinical trials. This includes innovative adaptive designs in early phase dose-finding trials, joint evaluation of safety and activity and randomized ...

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+44 (0)121 415 1048
Email
c.yap@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jason Yap

Dr Jason Yap

NIHR funded Academic Clinical Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jason is an NIHR-funded Academic Clinical Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology working at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

He leads a laboratory-based research group and has developed a stream of translational research relating to the pathogenesis and treatment of vulval neoplasia. He is also a joint principal investigator for a phase II clinical trial investigating the effectiveness ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7966
Email
j.yap@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Yau

Dr Christopher Yau

Reader in Computational Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Christopher Yau is a Reader in Computational Biology at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences where he is based at the Centre for Computational Biology and leads the Statistical Machine Learning BioHealth group.

He is an expert in statistical methodologies for machine learning and data science and specialises in genomic science particularly cancer. His research ranges from mathematical ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7163
Email
c.yau@bham.ac.uk

Dr Niloufar Zarinabad

Dr Niloufar Zarinabad

NIHR Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Zarinabad is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Children's Brain Tumour Research Team based at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The group are developing advanced functional imaging techniques for the diagnosis, understanding and management of childhood brain tumours.

Her main research interests include biomedical signal processing, medical imaging; ...

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+44 (0)121 333 8744
Email
n.zarin@bham.ac.uk