Area of Current Research Interests
Epigenetic gene regulation during mammalian development and its deregulation in disease. Particular focus on imprinted genes and their function, mechanisms for gene imprinting, how faults in the mechanisms contribute to disease, and epigenetic reprogramming in early embryos.
Promoted to Principal Scientific Officer 1.10.89.
Fellowship extended by 1 year to 30.9.93.
Head of the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Imprinting from 1992.
Awarded the 1994 Wellcome Prize in Physiology.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Elected to the MRC Scientific Advisory Board, 1997.
Head, Programme of Developmental Genetics from 1997.
Elected a Member of EMBO, 2003
Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2003.
Promoted to Associate Director, Babraham Institute, 2004.
Head of Epigenetics & Chromatin Programme,
2008.Appointed Professor of Epigenetics in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, 2008.
Appointed to the Board of Management, Centre for Tophoblast Research, University of Cambridge, 2008.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2010.
Elected Member of Academia Europaea, 2011.
Appointed Associate Faculty, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, 2011
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, 2011
Founding member of the Sanger Institute/EBI single cell genomics centre, 2013
BBSRC Great British Bioscience Pioneer 2014.
Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2014.
2018 Wellcome Investigator
Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher, 2018, 2019.
Neuberger Memorial Lecture Hebrew University, 2018.
Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture Crick Institute, 2018.
Riccardo Cortese Lecture, 2018.
ERC advanced grant, 2020.
Acting director Babraham Institute, 2020.