Management of the Centre

The Director 

The BCGB’s director is Professor Ferenc Mueller who has been a long standing contributor to the fields of gene regulation and developmental biology in zebrafish models. Ferenc accepted this role in 2020 following on from Constanze Bonifer, who was the founding director of BCGB from 2015. Ferenc will be supported by representatives from both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as team members responsible for individual management roles. Decisions in the BCGB will be made within a larger executive group that will cover multiple aspects of centre management, such as outreach, recruitment, training and equipment purchase.

BCGB Executive  

Professor Ferenc Mueller: Director

Professor Constanze Bonifer: Founding BCGB Director and Academic Lead for the Medical School Grants and Fellowship Academy

Professor Jo Parish: Representative for the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Matthias Soller: Representative for College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Jo Morris: Theme lead for DNA Replication and Repair

Professor Peter Cockerill: Responsible for web site content

Dr Marco Saponaro:  Co-coordinator of BCGB symposia

Dr Rui Montiero: Co-coordinator of BCGB symposia

Dr Maarten Hoogenkamp:  Co-coordinator of BCGB internal seminars        

Professor Grant Stewart: Co-coordinator of BCGB internal seminars

Dr Clare Davies: Co-coordinator of BCGB invited speaker seminars

Dr Paloma Garcia: Co-coordinator of BCGB invited speaker seminars

Dr Martin Higgs: Responsible for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Agnieszka Gambus:  Responsible for alignment with the Athena SWAN Charter


The Scientific Advisory Board 

The BCGB Executive will be advised by:

Professor Wendy Bickmore: Director - MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh  

Professor Kristian Helin: Chief Executive of the Institute of Cancer Research, London.