Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Appointment of Associate Faculty Member at Sanger Institute

Published: Monday, April 08, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013
Bookmark and Share
MISSION Co-Founder and CSO, Professor Steve Jackson appointed as Faculty Member.

MISSION Therapeutics (“MISSION”) has announced the recent appointment of the Company’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Steve Jackson as Associate Faculty Member at the prestigious Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Professor Jackson is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and since 1995 has held the Frederick James Quick Chair of Biology at the University of Cambridge, a post which he currently combines with Head of the Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge.

Professor Jackson takes a position within the Department of Human Genetics at the Sanger Institute, where his research will focus on the maintenance of genome stability.

His research group based at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge and the new complementary group at the Sanger Institute are focused on the mechanistic understanding of DNA repair and damage responses in normal and diseased cells.

His Maintenance of Genome Stability team at the Sanger Institute will aim to understand precisely how cells respond to DNA damage.

This research will provide new insights into human cell biology and human disease, and may identify opportunities for developing new diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents.

The post of Associate Faculty Member gives Professor Jackson access to the world class research of the Sanger Institute, allowing his research teams to collaborate with other Sanger Institute researchers and draw on the wealth of resources within the Institute, particularly in cancer genetics.

"We are delighted to welcome such a distinguished basic and translational researcher as Steve Jackson to our Associate Faculty - a cadre of researchers whose skills complement our own and with whom we can build new opportunities for genomic exploration," says Professor Michael Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Professor Stratton continued, “Our collective aim is to build a portfolio of research that will contribute as rapidly as possible to therapeutic development and we very much look forward to achieving that goal with Steve.”

Dr Michael Moore, Chairman of the MISSION Board commented: “Steve’s appointment to the Associate Faculty position at the Sanger Institute is further testimony to his distinction and leadership position as a world-class scientist in the field of cancer genetics and of DNA repair. Steve’s contribution to the elucidation of disease mechanisms contributing to cancer and other disorders will stimulate the pursuit of new and more effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

MISSION Appoints Paul Wallace as Chief Business Officer
Appointment highlights scope and productivity of drug discovery platform.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
MISSION Secures £20 million ($32 million) in Series B Financing
Pfizer Venture Investments join MISSION investor syndicate to advance compounds through preclinical development for genetically-defined cancers.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Biomedical Catalyst Feasibility Award to Tackle Drug-resistant Ovarian Cancer
Feasibility award granted by Technology Strategy Board to identify DUBs.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
MISSION Therapeutics Strengthens Board
Appointments of Michael Moore and Fritz Frickel as Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Scientific News
Mass Spec Technology Drives Innovation Across the Biopharma Workflow
With greater resolving power, analytical speed, and accuracy, new mass spectrometry technology and techniques are infiltrating the biopharmaceuticals workflow.
One Step Closer to Precision Medicine for Chronic Lung Disease Sufferers
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and National Jewish Health, has provided evidence of links between SNPs and known COPD blood protein biomarkers.
Blood Pressure Drug May Boost Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment
Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that the blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective.
Insight into Eye Diseases
Scientists recreate zebrafish cell regeneration from retinal stem cells in mice.
Gene Regulation in Brain May Explain Repetitive Behaviors in Rett Syndrome Patients
The research could be a key step in developing treatments to eliminate symptoms that drastically impair the quality of life in Rett patients.
Heart Arrhythmia Caused by Mosaic of Mutant Cells
Researchers have solved the genetic mystery of an infant suffering from heart arrhythmia.
Iron Nanoparticles Make Immune Cells Attack Cancer
Researchers accidentally discover that nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment can trigger the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.
Crispr Toolbox Expanded By Protein
Researchers have shown a newly discovered CRISPR protein has two distinct RNA cutting activities.
CES Score May Predict Response to Cancer Treatment
Researchers identify new type of biomarker that helps predict prognosis and response to several types of cancer treatment.
Uncovering Cancer’s ‘Invisibility Cloak’
Researchers discover cancer cell mechanism to become invisible to the body's immune system.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!