Principal investigators

Dr Roland Arnold

Dr Roland Arnold

Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr. Roland Arnold is a group leader at the Institute for Cancer and Genomic Sciences and joined the institute in 2017 to build up a research group dedicated to bioinformatics for cancer and diseases.

He is interested in developing and applying methods that help us to bridge the gap between genomic alterations, especially in cancer, and cellular phenotypes by novel data analysis methods and by ...

Mr Simon Bach

Mr Simon Bach

Clinical Lead D3B Early Phase Trials Unit, CRUK Clinical Trials Unit
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Academy Department of Surgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Simon is a colorectal surgeon in Birmingham and chief investigator for the Cancer Research UK TREC and STAR-TREC studies evaluating rectal sparing treatment for early rectal cancer. I am Royal College of Surgeons of Eng Surgical Specialty Lead for colorectal surgery and have developed a national strategy for research prioritisation, collaborating closely with ACPGBI and stakeholder charities. ...

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 ...

Dr Chiara Bardella

Dr Chiara Bardella

Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Chiara Bardella was appointed as a group leader at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in 2018. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of tumour onset and progression, with a particular interest in gliomas. Gliomas account for >70% of all primary brain tumours of which glioblastomas are the most frequent and malignant. In particular, her team investigates the ...

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 ...

Dr Andrew D Beggs

Dr Andrew D Beggs

Reader in Surgery & Cancer Genetics
Cancer Research UK & RCSEng Advanced Clinician Scientist
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

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 & Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Clinician Scientist award. He is also an Consultant Colorectal & General  Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with a subspeciality interest in laparoscopic ...

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 

 

Mr Aneel Bhangu

Mr Aneel Bhangu

Senior Lecturer
Consultant Surgeon

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Mr Aneel Bhangu is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. His clinical practice includes management of colorectal cancer, and proctology (fistula, fissure, pilonidal sinus, haemorrhoids). 

Aneel has an international research portfolio and conducts clinical trials across Europe and globally. He was a ...

Professor Lucinda Billingham

Professor 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dr Philip Byrd

Dr Philip Byrd

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Philip Byrd is a senior research fellow working with Professor 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.

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Chair of Bioinformatics
Director of the Centre for Computational Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Prof Jean-Baptiste Cazier has interests across the broad spectrum of Computational and Mathmatical modelling of natural phenomena.

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 ...

Dr Mathew Coleman

Dr Mathew Coleman

Reader in Tumour Cell Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Mathew Coleman is a Reader in Tumour Cell Biology at 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 ...

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor Charles Craddock

Professor of Haemato-oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Charles Craddock is Academic Director of the Centre for Clinical Haematology, 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 ...

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.

Dr Clare Davies

Dr Clare Davies

Senior Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Clare Davies is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, where her research is focused on understanding the role of PRMTs, enzymes that catalyse methylation of arginine residues, in cancer pathogenesis. This is important as inhibitors to specific PRMTs are in pre-clinical development for cancer therapy.

Clare started her research group in 2012 as a Birmingham Fellow and ...

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor of Stem Cell Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Prof Jon Frampton is a stem cell biologist.  Prof Frampton's primary area of interest is in how stem cells operate in adults.

Dr Aga Gambus

Dr Aga Gambus

Senior Lecturer
Wellcome Trust and Lister Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Aga Gambus moved to Cancer Sciences in 2011 to start her independent research. She was awarded MRC Career Development Award and Birmingham Fellowship supporting her research into regulation of DNA replication through small protein modifiers: ubiquitin and SUMO.

Aga’s group discovered the first elements of the mechanism of replication machinery disassembly at termination of DNA ...

Dr Paloma Garcia

Dr Paloma Garcia

Senior Research Fellow

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).

 

Dr Deena Gendoo

Dr Deena Gendoo

Senior Lecturer in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Deena Gendoo is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Biology at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Dr Gendoo obtained her PhD in 2012 at McGill University in Canada, and completed her postdoctorate fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Canada. Over the course of her career, she has developed extensive expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology, applied to ...

Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos

Chair of Clinical Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor George Gkoutos has interests in the general areas of clinical and biomedical informatics, computational biology, and integrative & translational research.

Dr Roger Grand

Dr Roger Grand

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 ...

Dr Marc Haber

Dr Marc Haber

Junior Group Leader

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Marc Haber joined the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in June 2019. Marc’s group will investigate genetic variations in humans to explain the differences between populations in disease incidence and progression. The group will focus on genetically underrepresented populations to understand how their genomic history has contributed to their disease burden. 

Marc’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Professor Pamela Kearns

Professor Pamela Kearns

Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology
Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology
Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit

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 Unitin the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences where she leads the research strategy for one of UK's largest cancer trials unit, ...

Professor Sean Kehoe

Professor Sean Kehoe

Lawson Tait Professor 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.

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 ...

Dr Lennard YW Lee

Dr Lennard YW Lee

Honorary Research Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Lennard Lee is an academic clinician working as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

His research interests are those of cancer metastasis, genome engineering, development of novel animal models of disease and pioneering the use of next generation Sequencing.

Lennard has successfully received funding from the Medical Research Council, Biomedical Research ...

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.

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Director, Institute for Global Innovation and the Institute for Advanced Studies
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
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. Professor Mehanna is also the Director of the Institute for Global Innovationwhich undertakes multidisciplinary solution-focussed research on the challenges affecting the world on a global ...

Dr Rui Monteiro

Dr Rui Monteiro

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Rui Monteiro is a Birmingham Fellow at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences (ICGS), University of Birmingham. His lab is interested in haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and how they emerge during embryonic development from a special type of endothelium, the haemogenic endothelium. Rui’s group studies the extrinsic signalling and intrinsic transcriptional regulators that allow ...

Dr Danesh Moradigaravand

Dr Danesh Moradigaravand

Lecturer and Group Leader

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Moradigaravand graduated with a PhD in Theoretical Biology from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 2014. He became a Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Birmingham in 2018. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Bioinformatician and Research Fellow at the Welcome Sanger Institute. Dr Moradigaravand’s research aims to provide ...

Professor Jo Morris

Professor Jo Morris

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jo Morris is interested in the way our cells maintain and repair our genome, keeping our DNA intact.

A particular interest is the functions of the breast and ovarian cancer predisposition protein BRCA1 and the way it works in controlling DNA resection and DNA replication. She also works on the small modifier proteins, ubiquitin and SUMO and is interested in how these change the way that proteins ...

Professor Dion Morton

Professor Dion Morton

Barling Professor of Surgery
Head of Academic Department of Surgery

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

After Dion received his degree in Medicine from Bristol University in 1985, taking up an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospital Birmingham in 1996, and was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2006. In 2011 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Institute of Cancer and Genomics Medicine) and in 2015 became Barling Chair of Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Surgery.

Up ...

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 ...

Dr Claire Palles

Dr Claire Palles

Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Claire Palles was appointed as a Birmingham Fellow in October 2017.  Her laboratory studies genetic predisposition to gastrointestinal cancers with a focus on discovery and characterisation of:

1)    Genetic variants associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor Barrett’s oesophagus

2)     Genetic variants associated with colorectal ...

Dr Jo Parish

Dr Jo Parish

Reader in Viral Oncology
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Research group ...

Professor Thomas Pinkney

George Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials
Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Institute of Applied Health Research

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 ...

Professor Daniel Rea

Professor Daniel Rea

Deputy Clinical Director – Late Phase Adult Solid Tumour
Professor of Medical Oncology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Rea is a Medical Oncologist with a primary Research Interest in Breast Cancer.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mr Neil Sharma

Mr Neil Sharma

Clinician Scientist
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Neil Sharma is a Clinician Scientist and practising Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, with a lead role in the thyroid cancer service at University Hospital Birmingham.

Neil’s main research interest lies in clinical and translational studies in to head and neck cancer, particularly thyroid cancer.  He is also involved in developing sustainable research and development programmes in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Professor Sudha Sundar

Professor Sudha Sundar

Professor of Gynaecological Cancer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Sudha Sundar is a gynaecological cancer surgeon and a clinical academic.

She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Oxford and in Gynaecological Oncology at the Three Counties cancer centre, Gloucestershire. Sudha trained in Molecular Oncology as a Cancer Research UK Clinical Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford. She is the current President-Elect of the ...

Professor Malcolm Taylor

Professor Malcolm Taylor

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

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 ...

Professor Ian Tomlinson

Professor Ian Tomlinson

Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Ian Tomlinson was appointed Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in the Summer of 2017. His research interests are centred on the biology of colorectal cancer, genetic predisposition to cancer, cancer prevention and cancer evolution. Professor Tomlinson's work encompasses both patients and model systems, but is almost always related to human disease.

In 2019 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Professor Colin Watts

Professor Colin Watts

Professor of Neurosurgery, Chair Birmingham Brain Cancer Program, University of Birmingham
Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Colin Watts leads the newly established Brain Cancer Program at the University of Birmingham. His research aims to improve the treatment and survival of patients with glioma by understanding the molecular genetic heterogeneity of individual tumours and using that data to develop novel molecular and functional stratification suitable for application in clinical trials. His clinical ...

Professor Keith Wheatley

Professor Keith Wheatley

Professor of Clinical Trials

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor of Clinical Trials, specialising in management (design, monitoring, analysis and reporting) of clinical trials in a range of disease areas, mainly paediatric oncology and also leukaemia and skin cancer, along with related meta-analyses and add-on biomarker studies.

 

Dr Christina Yap

Reader in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Christina Yap is a Reader in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials at Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU), within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

She is a chartered statistician with over 15 years’ experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials. 

Within the CRCTU, Christina leads the early phase cancer trials ...

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 two gynaecological malignancies: vulval neoplasia and ovarian cancer. He is also a joint principal investigator for a ...

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 ...

Dr Justina Zurauskiene

Dr Justina Zurauskiene

BRIDGE Fellow - Population Dynamics and Women’s Health

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Justina Žurauskienė is a BRIDGE Fellow at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and currently is based at the Centre for Computational Biology. She has expertise and research interest in mathematical modelling, statistical machine learning and method development with applications focusing on genomic data and women’s health.