Participating Supervisors on this Programme

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Supervisor Research Field                      Location Theme
Maria Alcolea Epithelial Stem Cell fate and plasticity; relevance for oesophageal cancer development Starting 2016  
Roger Barker

Clinical aspects of Parkinson's and Huntington's disease including the study of cell based therapies to treat patients and iPS/iN work to study disease pathogenesis and novel therapeutics.

BRC Neural
Paul Bertone Transcriptional regulation of pluripotency in ES cells and embryonic development SCI Gleeson Building  
Allan Bradley Leading the Sanger Institute's Mouse Genomics Team, which uses the mouse as a model system to investigate the function of individual genes.  Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute  
Kevin Chalut The physical biology of pluripotency and differentiation Cavendish Laboratory Pluripotency
Ana Cvejic Functional characterisation of novel genes implicated in human blood formation and pathologies using zebrafish as an in vivo model. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Robin Franklin Factors regulating adult neural stem cell fate following CNS injury, with particular emphasis of oligodendrocyte differentiation Clifford Albutt Building Neural
Michaela Frye Mechanism regulating stem cell self-renewal and differentiation processes in normal epithelial tissues and cancer SCI Gleeson Building Epithelial Tissues
Cédric Ghevaert Production of platelet and red cells for tranfusion in humans from pluripotent stem cells using reprogramming techniques CIMR Haematopoiesis
Bertie Göttgens The transcriptional control of normal and leukaemic blood stem/progenitor cells CIMR Haematopoiesis
Tony Green Regulation and differentiation in normal haematopoietic stem cells and in myelo-proliferation disorders CIMR Haematopoiesis
Myriam Hemberger How stem cell self-renewal and differentiation is controlled Babraham Institute  
Brian Hendrich Transcriptional control  of stem cell fates SCI Gleeson Building Pluripotency
Meritxell Huch Adult tissue regeneration and its implications in disease and cancer Gurdon  
Brian Huntly Characterisation of the molecular and celluar biology of cancer stem cells and to compare and contrast these to normal stem cells CIMR Haematopoiesis
Phil Jones We use in vivo lineage tracing in transgenic mouse models to define normal stem and progenitor cell behaviour in squamous epithelia and how this is changed by mutations and carcinogens in preneoplasia Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Epithelial Tissues
Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir Neuronal activity and neurotransmitter regualtion of central nervous systems stem/precursor cell fate SCI Gleeson Building Neural
David Kent Single Cell Fate Choice in Normal and Malignant Stem Cells Clifford Albutt Building Haematopoiesis
Bon-Kyoung Koo Functional characterisation of E3 ubiquitin ligases in stem cell-niche interactions (Epithelial Tissues) SCI Gleeson Building Epithelial Tissues
Elisa Laurenti Human haematopoietic stem cells in health and disease  Clifford Albutt Building  Haematopoiesis 
Pentao Liu Stem cells in development and cancer, reprogramming and iPS cells Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute  
Rick Livesey Human stem cell models of neurological disease Gurdon Neural
Keith Martin Stem cells as a potential treatment for glaucoma Cambridge Neuroscience Neural
Alfonso Martinez Arias The principles that govern cell fate transitions during development from the perspective of interactions between signaling and transcription factor networks Dept of Genetics Pluripotency
Jennifer Nichols Embryonic pluripotency and its relationship to stem cells SCI Gleeson Building Pluripotency
Anna Philpott Proliferation versus differentiation in stem and progenitor cells Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Neural  / Pancreas
Stefano Pluchino Mechanisms of stem cell-immune cell interactions and manipulation of stem cell functions towards repair and regeneration of the injured nervous system Clifford Albutt Building Neural
Wolf Reik The dynamics, mechanisms and biological purposes of genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming in germ cells and early embryos Babraham Institute  
Peter Rugg-Gunn Epigenetic mechanisms controlling pluripotency and differentiation in embryonic stem cells Babraham Institute  
José Silva Biology of induced pluripotency SCI Gleeson Building Pluripotency
Ben Simons

Mechanisms of stem cell fate in maintenance, repair and regeneration of adult tissues, and pathways leading to ageing and disease. Regulation of progenitor cell fate in late stage development of tissues

Cavendish Laboratory Pluripotency
Austin Smith Embryonic stem cells: self-renewal, pluripotency, commitment, lineage restriction, reprogramming SCI Gleeson Building Pluripotency
Azim Surani Epigenetic regulation of cell fate determination from pluripotent stem cells Gurdon Pluripotency
Ludovic Vallier Mechanisms controlling differentiation in pluripotent stem cells into definitive endoderm LRM Pluripotency
Christine Watson Stem and progenitor cell fate in mammary gland Dept of Pathology Epithelial Tissues
Doug Winton Epithelial and cancer stem cells CR-UK, CRI  

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BRC - Brain Repair Centre

CIMR - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

CR-UK, CRI - Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute

Gurdon - The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

LRM - Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine

LMB - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

PDN - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

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