Valeriya Malysheva

Postdoc (jointly with Peter Fraser group at Nuclear Dynamics ISP)

I use a combination of wet-lab and computational approaches to optimise the analysis of promoter-enhancer interactions in the context of gene regulatory networks

Jo Mitchelmore

PhD student

I am studying the sequence organisation of mammalian regulatory regions using a combination of wet-lab and computational approaches.

Michiel Thiecke

PhD student

Michiel is studying the epigenetic properties and dynamics of promoter interactions in 3D space.

Lina Dobnikar

PhD student

Lina’s project focuses on single-cell RNA-seq analyses to characterise the vascular smooth muscle cell niche.

Will Orchard

Visting student

Will is working with Valeriya on the wet-lab and computational methodologies to study nuclear architecture.

Sunghee Park

Visiting professor

Sunghee is a professor at Soongsil University in Seoul who is visiting our lab for the second time to work on a new chromatin segmentation algorithm.

Mikhail Spivakov

Group Leader

I am interested in the logic and robustness of gene regulation. I am also interested in keeping the group happy and motivated.

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Past members

Jonathan Cairns

Postdoc (jointly with Peter Fraser group at Nuclear Dynamics ISP)

    Jonathan has moved to become a Senior Research Statistician at AstraZeneca.

    Hashem Koohy

    Postdoc (jointly with Nuclear Dynamics ISP)

      Hashem has moved to start has own group at Oxford University’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine.

      Paula Freire Pritchett


        Paula moved to MRC LMB as a founding member of the core bioinformatics facility.

        Pawel Bednarz

        Visiting student

          Pawel is now back to finish his PhD at Warsaw University.

          Phoebe Oldach

          MPhil student

            Phoebe moved back to the US to start a PhD at Columbia University.

            Qian Gao

            Postdoc (jointly with Jon Houseley group at Epigenetics ISP)

              Qian joined Adaptimmune as a bioinformatics scientist.

              Erin Oerton

              Rotation PhD student

                Erin moved on to do a PhD in Andreas Bender’s group at Cambridge University’s Department of Chemistry

                Manuela Zanda

                Visiting postdoc

                  Manuela was staying with us in 2013 as part of our collaboration with her main lab at UCL led by Vincent Plagnol. Manuela has moved on to become a data scientist at ARM.