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Cutting DNA bands from an agarose gel in the laboratory © Laurynas Pliuskys / Graduate Photography Competition

This four-year graduate programme in chromosome and developmental biology leads to the DPhil degree (PhD). Participating laboratories are international leaders in the fields of chromosome regulation through the mitotic and meiotic cell cycle, the regulation of genome stability and mechanisms of DNA repair, gene/genome regulation in development, including mechanism of transcription, the role of chromatin, nuclear organisation and epigenetic pathways, RNA biogenesis and function (including non-coding RNA), regulating cell fate and pattern formation (including signalling mechanisms and stem cell biology).


The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Neil Brockdorff

Professor of Biochemistry and Wellcome Principle Research Fellow

Marella de Bruijn

Professor of Developmental Haematopoiesis

Alfredo Castello Palomares

Posttranscriptional networks in infection

Lars E.T. Jansen

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow

Andre Furger

Associate Professor

Ian Gibbs-Seymour

CRUK Career Development Fellow

Ulrike Gruneberg

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Douglas Higgs

Emeritus Professor

Rob Klose

Professor of Genetics

Benoit Kornmann

Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

Nick Lakin

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Jane Mellor

Professor of Biochemistry

Mathilda Mommersteeg

Associate Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine

Catherine Pears

Associate Professor

Paul Riley

BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Chair of Development and Cell Biology

Tatjana Sauka-Spengler

Professor of Developmental Genomics and Gene Regulation

Shankar Srinivas

Professor of Developmental Biology

Madhusudhan Srinivasan

Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow

Lidia Vasilieva

Associate professor, group leader

Matthew Whitby

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Alison Woollard

Associate Professor

Application Deadline

This programme is no longer accepting applications.

Supported by

Wellcome Trust

Further Information

CDB Programme Website

Statement of Provision