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Metabolism (Collaborator)

Francesca Buffa

Associate Professor

Research Summary

My research focuses on system biology approaches to search for integrated genomic blueprints that enable us to understand and predict how cancer will evolve and respond to treatment. 


After a Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Turin, Francesca completed her PhD in Physics and Mathematical Modelling at the Institute of Cancer Research within the University of London. She then undertook a postdoctoral research fellowship in Mathematical Modelling and Biostatistics at the Gray Cancer Institute, London, before joining the Molecular Oncology Laboratories at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, first as a postdoctoral research fellow in Bioinformatics / Biostatistics then as a Group Leader. She is the recipient of a Cancer Research UK programme and a European Research Council consolidator award.

In addition to her research programme, she teaches at national and international Masters Courses and Advanced Schools, is a member of national and international panels, and acts as bioinformatics / biostatistics advisor for genomics clinical research studies.

She has been invited to present her work at national and international conferences, and authored or co-authored over 100 publications, several in high impact journals.

Group Members

Alessandro Barberis, Postdoctoral Researcher
Philip Charlton, Clinical Research Training Fellow
Jagat Chauhan, Postdoctoral Researcher (in collaboration with Oxford Ludwig Institute)
Wei-Chen Cheng, Postdoctoral Researcher
Yueachan Chi, DPhil Student
Matteo Di Giovannantonio, DPhil Student
Ava Van Ess, DPhil Student
Ben Harris, Clinical Research Training Fellow
Sakura Maezono, DPhil Student
Dawn O'Reilly, Postdoctoral Researcher
Clara Pavillet, DPhil Student
Pedro Victori, MRes Student

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