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Research groups

Kristijan Ramadan

Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • Senior Group Leader - Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology

Research Summary

We are interested in the role of proteolysis and p97/VCP/Cdc48 system in DNA replication, DNA repair, ageing, cancer and radiotherapy.


Kristijan holds degrees in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Veterinary Pathology (MSc) and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He did his post-doctoral training at the ETH-Zürich in the group of Dr H. Meyer. Between 2009 and 2013 he was Junior Group Leader and Lecturer at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology-Vetsuisse, University of Zürich. In 2013 he moved to the UK to join the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology at the Department of Oncology as MRC Senior Group leader. From 2014 to 2019 he was Associate Professor at the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford. In 2019 Kristijan was promoted to the Full Professor of Molecular Medicine at University of Oxford.

Kristijan received the Proud of Croatia Award (Croatian Hero for 2014) for his scientific contribution in saving the life of a young boy who suffered from liver cancer caused by mutations in the SPRTN gene.


Ftoon Aljarbou, DPhil Student
John Fielden, DPhil Candidate
Samuel Hume, DPhil Candidate
Pauline Lascaux, DPhil Student
Shudong Li, DPhil Student
Cristiano Peron, DPhil Student
Annamaria Ruggiano, Postdoctoral Researcher
Abhay Narayan Singh, Postdoctoral Researcher
Ignacio Torrecilia, Postdoctoral Researcher


Matthias Bosshard (2009-2010) MSc and Doctor Vet Med Student (shared with Prof Hübscher University of Zurich) - PhD/DPhil Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr Mayura Meerang (2009-2011) Postdoctoral Researcher - Postdoctoral Researcher, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Sebastian Koller (2011-2013) MSc and Doctor Vet Med Student - City Delegate/Politician, Region Wil, Switzerland
Divya Achuthankutty  (2014-2015) MSc Student - PhD student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Domenic Pilger (2015) MSc Student (shared with Prof T. Hoppe, University of Cologne) – PhD student, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Henry Bickers (2016) MSc Student - Ministry of Defence, UK
Dr Swagata Halder (2012-2016) DPhil Student and Postdoctoral Researcher (2017) - Postdoctoral Researcher, International Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy.
Dr Judith Oehler (2012-2016) DPhil Student and Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2017) - Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Katherine Wiseman (2013-2017) DPhil Student - Scientist, Immunocore Ltd, Oxford, UK
Dr Marta Popovic (2014-2017) Postdoctoral Researcher - Junior Group Leader/Assistant Professor at Institute Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia
Giyun (Laura) Yoo (2017) MSc Student - PhD Student, Imperial College London, UK
Susan Kilgas (2017) MSc Student - DPhil Student, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, UK
Mirjam Kümmerlin (2018) MRes Student - Postgraduate Study in Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Anouk Sesink (2019) MRes Student - PhD student at the Curie Institute, Paris, France
Dr Bruno Vaz (2012-2019) Postdoctoral Researcher - Scientist, Startup Company in Rome, Italy