SCIENTIFIC OFFICERS


INGE RECKMANN

Jan 1995 - Sept 2001 - Research Assistant at EMBL

Next and current position - Technician with Prof. Felix Wieland University of Heidelberg, Germany

Website - https://bzh.db-engine.de/default.asp?lfn=2241&fg=2335&fgItem=4297

SIBYLLE SCHLEICH

June 2004 - Dec 2007 - Senior Scientific Officer at LRI, Cancer Research UK, London. 

Next and current position - Research Technician with Dr Aurelio Teleman DFKZ, University of Heidelberg

Website - https://www.dkfz.de/en/signal-transduction-cancer/pages/lab_members.html

THERESA HIGGINS

Sept 2001 - Aug 2015 - Principal Scientific Officer at  LRI, Cancer Research UK, London.

Next position - Quadrant manager at Crick Institute

Current position - Science Services Manager at Crick

JASMINE ABELLA

April 2015 - Oct 2017 - Principal Laboratory Research Scientist, at Crick Institute, London. 

Next and current position - In Basel job hunting

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-abella/?originalSubdomain=uk

ANTONIO POSTIGO

July 2008 - April 2018 - Principal Laboratory Research Scientist at LRI & Crick Institute, London

Next and current position - Head of Innovation at Psioxus Therapeutics Ltd, Oxford, UK

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonio-postigo-30639073/?originalSubdomain=uk


PHD STUDENTS


SALLY CUDMORE - Graduated 1996  -  EMBL

Thesis Title  -  Vaccinia virus assembly and motility

Next position  -  Postdoc with Tim Mitchison, UCSF, USA.

Current position  -  General Manager, APC, Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland

Website - http://apc.ucc.ie/sally_cudmore/

FREDRICH FRISCHKNECHT - Graduated 1999  -  EMBL

Thesis Title  -  Vaccinia virus mimics receptor tyrosine kinase signalling to achieve actin-based motility.

Next position  -  Postdoc with Robert Menard, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Current position  -  Professor for Integrative Parasitology in Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University.

Website - https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Malaria-3-Frischknecht.100117.0.html

SABINE ROETTGER - Graduated 1999  -  EMBL

Thesis Title  -  Dissecting the actin-based motility of vaccinia virus 

Next position  -  Management consultancy, Germany

Current position  -  Franchise Director at Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson, Hamburg, Germany

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabine-roettger-3a043228/?originalSubdomain=de

BOYAN GARVALOV - Graduated 2002  -  EMBL

Thesis Title  -  Characterisation of the novel focal adhesion protein Tes and of its interacting partner, Arp7A.

Next position  -  Postdoc with Frank Bradke, MPI-Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany.

Current position  -  Senior Scientist, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany. 

Website - https://www.umm.uni-heidelberg.de/mikrovaskulaere-biologie-und-pathobiologie/lab-members/

NIKI SCAPLEHORN - Graduated 2004  -  EMBL / LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Subversion of both the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons during vaccinia virus infection.

Next position  -  Postdoc with Thomas Preat, CNRS-ESPCI, Paris, France.

Current position  -  Chief Life Sciences Editor, Nature Communications, London.

Website - https://www.nature.com/ncomms/about/editors

MARKUS ZETTL - Graduated 2004  -  EMBL / LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Signalling of pathogens to the actin cytoskeleton

Next position  -  Postdoc with Matthew Freeman, MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK. 

Current position  -  Director Immune-Oncology at Piers Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vienna, Austria.

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-zettl-2b62b910/

CERI EDWARDS - Graduated 2005  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  The roles of vaccinia virus proteins in kinesin-dependent microtubule transport

Next position  -  Research Manager, Translational Research, Cancer Research UK. 

Current position  -  Project Leader (Drug Development), Cancer Research UK

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drceriedwards/?originalSubdomain=uk

JOAO CORDERIO - Graduated 2008  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Modulation of Rho GTPase signalling during vaccinia virus infection. 

Next position  -  Postdoc with António Jacinto, University of Lisbon. 

Current position  -  Health Law, Biolaw and Bioethics Researcher and Professor at the National School of Public Health, NOVA University Lisbon

Website - https://www.unl.pt/joao-cordeiro

INA WEISSWANGE - Graduated 2008  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Analysis of vaccinia virus actin tail nucleating complex dynamics. 

Next position  -  Postdoc with Joachim Wittbrodt, University of Heidelberg, Germany. 

Current position  -  Researcher at Eupheria Biotech GmbH, Dresden, Germany.

XING (JUDY) CHEN - Graduated 2011  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Ena/VASP proteins interact directly with the WAVE complex. 

Next position  -  Postdoc with Gareth Jones, King’s College London, UK.

CHARLOTTE DURKIN - Graduated 2012  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Vaccinia virus as a tool to study novel mechanisms of host cell contraction and blebbing. 

Next position  -   Postdoc with David Holden, Imperial College London, UK

Current position  -  MRC Programme Manager for Translational research.

SARA DONNELLY - Graduated 2012  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Molecular dissection of a Nck:WIP:N-WASP signalling network. 

Next position  -  Postdoc with Louis Hodgson, Albert Einstein, New York, USA. 

Current position  -  Program Manager, Life Science Discussion Groups - ‎The New York Academy of Sciences.

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-donnelly-82430594/

ASHLEY HUMPHRIES - Graduated 2013  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Regulation of N-WASP-dependent actin polymerisation. 

Next and Current position  -  Postdoc with Marek Mlodzik, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyhumphriesphd/

XENIA SNETKOV - Graduated 2015  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  The role of endocytic machinery during vaccinia virus egress and spread. 

Next position  -  Laboratory Research Scientist in Way group Sept 2015 - July 2016 

Current position  -  Postdoc with Clare Jolly, University College London, UK

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/xenia-snetkov-0b345092/?originalSubdomain=uk

Twitter - https://twitter.com/xeniasnetkov?lang=en

CHIARA GALLONI - Graduated 2016  -  LRI Cancer Research UK

Thesis Title  -  Arp3 isoforms differentially regulate the activity of the Arp2/3 complex. 

Next and Current position  -  Postdoc with Georgia Mavria, Leeds University, UK

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chiara-galloni-phd-241849b7/?originalSubdomain=uk

JULIA PFANZELTER - Graduated 2016  -  LRI Cancer Research UK and Francis Crick

Thesis Title  -  The role of septins during vaccinia virus spread 

Next position  -  Laboratory Research Scientist in Way group Sept 2017 - Mar 2018

Current position -  Postdoc with Stephan Grill, TU, Dresden, Germany

Website - http://www.biotec.tu-dresden.de/research/grill/

POSTDOCS


VIOLAINE MOREAU - Nov 1996 - Aug 1999     Funding - Marie Curie EU / EMBL. 

Next position  -  Assistant Professor with tenure, University of Bordeaux, France. 

Current position  -  Team Leader (DR2 Inserm), Bordeaux Research in Translational Oncology, University of Bordeaux.

Website  -  https://bariton.u-bordeaux.fr/Research/Team-1-Liver-Cancer-and-Tumor-Invasion/Group-V.-Moreau

ASPASIA PLOUBIDOU - July 1998 - Sept 2003     Funding - Marie Curie EU / DFG / EMBL. 

Next position  -  Group Leader, FLI-Leibniz Institute on Aging, Jena, Germany. 

Current position  -  Associated Group Leader, FLI-Leibniz Institute on Aging, Jena, Germany.  

Website  -  http://www.leibniz-fli.de/research/associated-research-groups/ploubidou/

FERRAN VALDERRAMA - Sept 2001 - Mar 2006     Funding - Marie Curie EU / LRI Cancer Research UK . 

Next position  -  Postdoc with Anne Ridley, Randall Institute, King's College, London. 

Current position  -  Head of Prostate Cancer Cell Biology Laboratory and Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, St George’s, University of London. 

Website  -  https://www.sgul.ac.uk/research-profiles-a-z/ferran-valderrama

TIM NEWSOME - Sept 2001 - Sept 2006     Funding - EMBO / HSFPO  / LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position  -  Lecturer in Virology, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Australia. 

Current position  -  Senior Lecturer, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney.  

Website  -  http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/timothy.newsome.php

JIM SUTHERLAND - Jan 2002 - Jan 2005     Funding - Marie Curie EU / LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position - Group Leader, CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao, Spain. 

Current position - Research Assistant, CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao. 

Website - https://www.cicbiogune.es/people/jsutherland

ANTONIO POSTIGO - Jan 2002 - Jan 2007     Funding - Marie Curie EU / LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position  -  Postdoc with Geoff Smith, Dept of Virology, Imperial College London 

Next position  -  Principal Laboratory Research Scientist in Way Lab since July 2008, Francis Crick Institute, London.

BATISTE BOEDA - Mar 2003 - Mar 2008   Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next and current position - Independent INSERM position with Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, Institut Pasteur. 

Website -  https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/cell-polarity-migration-and-cancer/

MIKE REDD - Sept 2003 - Sept 2005     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next and current position - Research Assistant, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, USA 

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-redd-7936b113/

YOSHIKI ARAKAWA - June 2005 - May 2007     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position  -  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University, Japan. 

Current position  -  Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.

Website - https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=bI8LAscAAAAJ&hl=en

MORAG MARTIN - June 2006 - Apr 2010   Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next and current position - Research Strategy and Development Officer, University of Dundee, UK. 

Website  - https://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/impact/public-engagement/sls-public-engagement-team

MARK DODDING - Jan 2007 - Dec 2010     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position  -  Group Leader, London Law Trust Medal Fellow (Jan 2011-Feb 2012) and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, Randall Division, King's College, London (Feb 2012 - Oct 2017).  

Current position  -  Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology, Biochemistry Dept.  University of Bristol, UK

Website  -  http://www.bris.ac.uk/biochemistry/people/mark-p-dodding/index.html

NAOKO KOGATA - Apr 2008 - Sept 2009     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position  -  Research Assistant with Beatrice Howard, Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK. 

Current position  -  Senior Laboratory Research Scientist in Way Lab since Oct 2017, Francis Crick Institute, London.

Website - https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/find-a-researcher/naoko-kogata

AMY RAMSDEN - Apr 2008 - May 2011     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position - Associate Medical Writer,  StemScientific, Lyndhurst, NJ, USA. 

Current position - Scientific Director,  StemScientific, Lyndhurst, NJ, USA. 

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-ramsden-90671434

YUTAKA HANDA - Nov 2008 - Apr 2013  Funding - EMBO / JSPS / LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next position - Senior Research Scientist, Dept. Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Research Institute, National Centre for Global Health & Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Apr 2013 - Jan 2017

Current position - Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie GK, Tokyo, Japan.

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yutaka-handa-1a617359/?locale=en_US

JOE COCKBURN - Oct 2011 - Sept 2014     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next and current position - Lecturer in X-ray crystallography, The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Leeds University, UK. 

Website - http://www.astbury.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/staffpage.php?StaffID=JJBC

JASMINE ABELLA - Jan 2010 - Apr 2015     Funding - FRSQ / EMBO / CHIR. 

Next position  -  Principal Laboratory Research Scientist, Way Lab, Francis Crick Institute, London. 

Current position  -  In Basel job hunting.

Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-abella/?originalSubdomain=uk

DAVID BARRY - Nov 2010 - Oct 2016     Funding - LRI Cancer Research UK. 

Next and current position  -  Senior Lab Research Scientist, Image Analyst in Light Microscopy facility, Crick Institute.

Website - https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/find-a-researcher/david-barry

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