Gurdon Institute

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Gurdon Institute
Established 1989
Director Daniel St Johnston
Key people Daniel St Johnson
Tony Kouzarides
John Gurdon
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Address Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN

The Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute is a research facility at the University of Cambridge, specialising in developmental biology and cancer biology.[1]

The Institute was founded in 1989 to provide a rich, collaborative environment for scientists working in diverse but complementary specialities in the fields of developmental biology and cancer biology. It receives its primary funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK.[2] In 2004 it was renamed in honour of John Gurdon, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine.[3][4] The current director is Daniel St Johnston and the deputy director is Tony Kouzarides.[5]


  1. ^ Gurdon Institute on Twitter
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