Valeriya Malysheva

Postdoc (jointly with Peter Fraser group)

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

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.

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

Jo Mitchelmore

PhD student

    Jo moved on to a Data Scientist position at Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research in Basel.

    Jonathan Cairns

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

      Jonathan moved to become a Senior Research Statistician at AstraZeneca.

      Hashem Koohy

      Postdoc (jointly with Nuclear Dynamics ISP)

        Hashem moved to start his 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 moved back to Poland to finish his PhD at Warsaw University.

            Phoebe Oldach

            MPhil student

              Phoebe moved back to the US, and then again on the island to do a PhD at Oxford.

              Sunghee Park

              Visiting professor

                Sunghee is now back at Soongsil University in Seoul.

                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.