Gurdon Institute

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Gurdon Institute
Established1989
DirectorJulie Ahringer
Faculty17
Key people
Formerly calledWellcome Trust and Cancer Research Campaign Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology
AddressTennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN
Location,
Websitewww.gurdon.cam.ac.uk

The Gurdon Institute (officially the Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)[4]) is a research facility at the University of Cambridge, specialising in developmental biology and cancer biology.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6]

In 2004 it was renamed in honour of John Gurdon, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine.[7][8] As of 2019 the director is Julie Ahringer and the deputy director is Eric Miska.[9][10][11]

Faculty[edit]

As of 2020 there are 15 Group Leaders and 2 Associate Group Leaders.[12]

Group Leaders:

  1. Julie Ahringer
  2. Andrea Brand[13]
  3. Jenny Gallop[14]
  4. John Gurdon
  5. Steve Jackson
  6. Tony Kouzarides
  7. Hansong Ma
  8. Eric Miska[9]
  9. Emma Rawlins
  10. Ben Simons
  11. Daniel St Johnston
  12. Azim Surani
  13. Iva Tchasovnikarova (beginning Summer 2020)
  14. Fengzhu Xiong
  15. Philip Zegerman

Associate Group Leaders:

  1. Martin Hemberg
  2. John Perry

Alumni[edit]

Former Group Leaders:

  1. Michael Akam
  2. Enrique Amaya
  3. Nick Brown
  4. Rafael Carazo Salas
  5. Thomas Down
  6. Martin Evans
  7. Charles ffrench-Constant
  8. Janet Heasman
  9. Meritxell Huch
  10. Ron Laskey
  11. Rick Livesey
  12. Anne McLaren
  13. Masanori Mishima
  14. Nancy Papalopulu
  15. Eugenia Piddini
  16. Jonathon Pines
  17. Jordan Raff
  18. Jim Smith
  19. Chris Wylie
  20. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anon (2015). "Gurdon, Sir John (Bertrand)". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U18436. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ Anon (2015). "Kouzarides, Prof. Tony". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U4000174. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Anon (2015). "St Johnston, Prof. (Robert) Daniel". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U10000175. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ "The story of the Institute, our people and our science". 6 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Gurdon Institute". 24 October 2013.
  6. ^ Anon (1991). "Charities cohabit in Cambridge: New £5 million institute opens". Nature. 351 (6326): 432. doi:10.1038/351432b0.
  7. ^ Gurdon, J. (2003). "John Gurdon". Current Biology. 13 (19): R759–R760. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2003.09.015. PMID 14521852.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Anon (2018). "Miska, Prof. Eric Alexander". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  10. ^ "Contact details and key roles — The Gurdon Institute". 2019-02-22. Archived from the original on 2019-01-05.
  11. ^ "Eric Miska — The Gurdon Institute". 2019-02-22. Archived from the original on 2019-02-22.
  12. ^ "Research group overview — The Gurdon Institute". University of Cambridge. 2019-02-22. Archived from the original on 2019-02-22.
  13. ^ Anon (2015). "Brand, Prof. Andrea Hilary". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U245452. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  14. ^ McMahon, H. T.; Gallop, J. L. (2005). "Membrane curvature and mechanisms of dynamic cell membrane remodelling". Nature. 438 (7068): 590–596. Bibcode:2005Natur.438..590M. doi:10.1038/nature04396. PMID 16319878. S2CID 4319503.