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Research Groups

Groups in the Department

These pages describe the research undertaken in each group and are maintained by the groups themselves.

See end of this list for contact details for different buildings. All Department members may also be contacted via the main building.

There is also a brief introduction to the subject specialisms represented in the Department on our research by subject area page.


Group LeaderResearch TitleBuilding
Julie Ahringer The Control of Chromatin Structure and Function Gurdon
Richard Durbin Evolutionary and Computational Genomics Main
Christine Farr Chromosome Biology Main
Anne Ferguson-Smith Epigenetic control of developmental processes and genome function Main
Marco Geymonat
Cell polarity, spindle orientation and cell cycle progression in yeast Main
David Glover Regulation of Mitosis and Meiosis Main
Michael Imbeault Transposable Elements and the Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks Main
Frank Jiggins Host-Parasite Evolution and Genetics Main
Felipe Karam-Teixeira

Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Germline Stem Cell Biology

Hansong Ma The Genetics of Drosophila Mitochondrial DNA and its Influence on Evolution and Disease Gurdon
Alfonso Martinez Arias Laboratory of the Structure and Function of Living Matter Main
Liria Masuda-Nakagawa Neuronal circuitry of olfactory memory in Drosophila Main
Gos Micklem Bioinformatics and Genomics Main
Eric Miska Small Regulatory RNA Gurdon
Edwige Moyroud

Development and Evolution of Petal Patterning

Cahir O'Kane Drosophila Neuronal Cell Biology Main
Sudhakaran Prabakaran
Functional interpretation of variants in non-exonic regions of the genome and in disordered regions of proteins Main
Steve Russell Drosophila Genomics Main
Henrik Salje Infectious disease dynamics Main
Ritwick Sawarkar Chromatin control of environmental stress response MRC Toxicology
Aylwyn Scally Evolutionary Genomics Main
Marisa Segal Cell Cycle Control of Spindle Morphogenesis in S. cerevisiae Main
Daniel St Johnston mRNA Localisation and the Origin of Polarity in Drosophila Gurdon
Ben Steventon

Laboratory of Comparative Developmental Dynamics

David Summers Microbial Genetics and Cell Signalling Main
John Welch Molecular Evolution Main


Building addresses

Main building

[All Department members may be contacted via the main building]

Address : Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 333999

Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Address: Henry Wellcome Building of Cancer and Developmental Biology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN, United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 334088

The Sainsbury Laboratory

Address: Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR
Phone: 01223 761100