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Our group leaders

We have 16 group leaders in the Institute, plus two associate group leaders whose labs are based elsewhere.

Group leaders

Follow the links for each group leader to learn more about their research area, key publications and biography, and team members.

Julie Ahringer BW portrait

Julie Ahringer

Director

Developmental regulation of chromatin structure and function

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Sumru Bayin BW portrait

Sumru Bayin

Group leader

Understanding and harnessing the regenerative potential of the brain

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Andrea Brand BW portrait

Andrea Brand

Head of Wellcome laboratories

Time to wake up: regulation of stem cell quiescence and proliferation

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David Fernandez-Antoran BW portrait

David Fernandez-Antoran

Group leader

Radiation biology and cell competition

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Jenny Gallop BW portrait

Jenny Gallop

Group leader

Signalling to the actin cytoskeleton

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John Gurdon BW portrait

John Gurdon

Distinguished group leader

Nuclear reprogramming by oocytes and eggs

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Martin Howard BW portrait

Martin Howard

Associate group leader

Building simple predictive models of complex biological processes

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Steve Jackson BW portrait

Steve Jackson

Head of Cancer Research UK laboratories

Maintenance of genome stability

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Tony Kouzarides BW portrait

Tony Kouzarides

Senior group leader

Epigenetic modifications and cancer

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Hansong Ma BW portrait

Hansong Ma

Group leader

Mitochondrial DNA transmission and maintenance

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Eric Miska BW portrait

Eric Miska

Associate group leader

Non-coding RNA and genome dynamics

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John Perry BW portrait

John Perry

Associate group leader

Using human genetics to understand disease mechanisms

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Emma Rawlins BW portrait

Emma Rawlins

Senior group leader

Stem and progenitor cells in the mammalian lung

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Ben Simons BW portrait

Ben Simons

Senior group leader

Mechanisms of stem cell fate in tissue development, maintenance and disease

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Daniel St Johnston BW portrait

Daniel St Johnston

Senior group leader

Polarising epithelial cells and body axes

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Azim Surani BW portrait v2

Azim Surani

Director of germline and epigenetics research

The human germline

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Iva Tchasovnikarova BW portrait

Iva Tchasovnikarova

Group leader

Genetic interrogation of epigenetic pathways

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Fengzhu Xiong BW portrait

Fengzhu Xiong

Group leader

Tissue morphogenesis by mechanics and cell dynamics

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