Gurdon Institute

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Gurdon Institute
Established1989
DirectorJulie Ahringer
Faculty17
Key people
Location,
AddressTennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN
Websitewww.gurdon.cam.ac.uk

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

In 2004 it was renamed in honour of John Gurdon, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine.[5][6] As of 2019 the director is Julie Ahringer and the deputy director is Eric Miska[7].[8][9]

Faculty[edit]

As of 2019 there are 15 Group Leaders and 2 Associate Group Leaders.[10]

Group Leaders:

  1. Julie Ahringer
  2. Andrea Brand[11]
  3. Jenny Gallop[12]
  4. John Gurdon
  5. Meritxell Huch[13]
  6. Steve Jackson
  7. Tony Kouzarides
  8. Rick Livesey
  9. Hansong Ma
  10. Eric Miska[7]
  11. Emma Rawlins
  12. Daniel St Johnston
  13. Azim Surani
  14. Fengzhu Xiong
  15. Philip Zegerman

Associate Group Leaders:

  1. Ben Simons
  2. Martin Hemberg

Alumni[edit]

Distinguished alumni of the Gurdon include Jim Smith, Jonathon Pines and Ron Laskey.

References[edit]

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