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Institute history and alumni

The story of the Institute, our people and our science

We have almost 30 years of history and hundreds of alumni spread around the world.

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Back in the very beginning....

The story of the founding of the Gurdon Institute, from co-founder Ron Laskey

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Where our alumni are leading research groups

We've plotted the locations of over 200 Gurdon Institute alumni who are now research group leaders around the world

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Studying development to understand disease

The Gurdon Institute is funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK to study the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.

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Tissue-specific profiling reveals distinctive regulatory architectures for ubiquitous, germline and somatic genes

Tailless/TLX reverts intermediate neural progenitors to stem cells driving tumourigenesis via repression of asense/ASCL1

On growth and force: mechanical forces in development

Chronic irradiation of human cells reduces histone levels and deregulates gene expression

PALB2 chromatin recruitment restores homologous recombination in BRCA1-deficient cells depleted of 53BP1

Activin A and BMP4 Signaling Expands Potency of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in Serum-Free Media

The myeloid lineage is required for the emergence of a regeneration permissive environment following Xenopus tail amputation

Filopodia and their links with membrane traffic and cell adhesion

Ancestral Hybridisation Facilitated Species Diversification in the Lake Malawi Cichlid Fish Adaptive Radiation

Mapping and editing animal mitochondrial genomes: can we overcome the challenges?

The role of integrins in Drosophila egg chamber morphogenesis

A Genome-wide Screen Reveals that Reducing Mitochondrial DNA Polymerase Can Promote Elimination of Deleterious Mitochondrial Mutations

Genetic predisposition to mosaic Y chromosome loss in blood

MDC1 PST-repeat region promotes histone H2AX-independent chromatin association and DNA damage tolerance

Checkpoint inhibition of origin firing prevents DNA topological stress

Small Molecule Inhibition of UBE2T/FANCL-mediated Ubiquitylation in the Fanconi Anemia Pathway

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