Gurdon Institute

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Gurdon Institute
Established 1989
Director Daniel St Johnston
Faculty 17
Key people
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Address Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN
Website www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk

The Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute is a research facility at the University of Cambridge, specialising in developmental biology and cancer biology.[4]

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.[5] In 2004 it was renamed in honour of John Gurdon, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine.[6][7] The current director is Daniel St Johnston[1] and the deputy director is Tony Kouzarides.[8][2][9]

Faculty[edit]

As of 2015 there are 17 faculty members.[10]

  1. Julie Ahringer
  2. Andrea Brand[11]
  3. Nick Brown
  4. Jenny Gallop[12]
  5. John Gurdon
  6. Meritxell Huch[13]
  7. Steve Jackson
  8. Tony Kouzarides
  9. Rick Livesey
  10. Eric Miska
  11. Eugenia Piddini
  12. Jonathon Pines
  13. Emma Rawlins
  14. Ben Simons
  15. Daniel St Johnston
  16. Azim Surani
  17. Philip Zegerman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ST JOHNSTON, Prof. (Robert) Daniel. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b KOUZARIDES, Prof. Tony. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ GURDON, Sir John (Bertrand). Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Gurdon Institute on Twitter
  5. ^ Anon (1991). "Charities cohabit in Cambridge: New £5 million institute opens". Nature 351 (6326): 432. doi:10.1038/351432b0. 
  6. ^ Gurdon, J. (2003). "John Gurdon". Current biology : CB 13 (19): R759–R760. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2003.09.015. PMID 14521852. 
  7. ^ Williams, R. (2008). "Sir John Gurdon: Godfather of cloning". The Journal of Cell Biology 181 (2): 178–179. doi:10.1083/jcb.1812pi. PMC 2315664. PMID 18426972. 
  8. ^ Kouzarides, T. (2007). "Chromatin Modifications and Their Function". Cell 128 (4): 693–705. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.005. PMID 17320507. 
  9. ^ "Our research in Cambridge". Cancer Research UK. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gurdon Institute Senior Staff". University of Cambridge. 2015. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. 
  11. ^ BRAND, Prof. Andrea Hilary. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  12. ^ McMahon, H. T.; Gallop, J. L. (2005). "Membrane curvature and mechanisms of dynamic cell membrane remodelling". Nature 438 (7068): 590. doi:10.1038/nature04396. 
  13. ^ Barker, N.; Huch, M.; Kujala, P.; Van De Wetering, M.; Snippert, H. J.; Van Es, J. H.; Sato, T.; Stange, D. E.; Begthel, H.; Van Den Born, M.; Danenberg, E.; Van Den Brink, S.; Korving, J.; Abo, A.; Peters, P. J.; Wright, N.; Poulsom, R.; Clevers, H. (2010). "Lgr5+ve Stem Cells Drive Self-Renewal in the Stomach and Build Long-Lived Gastric Units in Vitro". Cell Stem Cell 6 (1): 25–36. doi:10.1016/j.stem.2009.11.013. PMID 20085740.