Jonathan Cairns

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

I use statistics to deepen our understanding of the three-dimensional organization of DNA and its effects on gene regulation. In particular, I enjoy the challenges and opportunities presented by sequencing technologies.

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.

Pawel Bednarz

Visiting student

Pawel is studying the relationship between genetic variation and promoter interactions.

Lina Dobnikar

PhD student

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

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

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.

      Sunghee Park

      Visiting professor

        Sunghee stayed with us in autumn 2016 and is now back to her research professor position at Soongsil University in Seoul.

        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.