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Research groups

Research Themes

Immunology (Collaborator)

Len Seymour

Professor of Gene Therapies

  • Director of Clinical Pharmacology

Research Summary

The aim of our research is to design and develop innovative cancer killing viruses and oncolytic vaccines. 


Len Seymour was the Founding President of the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, Secretary and Trustee of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and is an Executive Council Member of the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer.

He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust, and also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the Muscular Dystrophy Consortium.

Len is the Course Director of the part-time MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics, offered by the Department, in conjunction with the Department for Continuing Education.


Kerry Fisher - Associate Professor of Translational Research
Hena Khalique - Postdoctoral Researcher
Ahmet Hazini - Postdoctoral Researcher
Richard Baugh - Postdoctoral Researcher and Laboratory Manager
Flurin Caviezel - DPhil Student
Arthur Dyer - Laboratory Manager
Mahnoor Nadeem - DPhil Student
Weiheng Su - DPhil Student
Peter Wan - DPhil Student
Henry Brigden - DPhil Student
Emma Paige - DPhil Student
Kate Friesen - DPhil student
Fernando Gallardo - DPhil Student

Members of the Seymour Group


Dr Aliaa Alimoudi - Researcher, King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Medicine
Egon Jacobus Ambuludi - Theolytics, Oxford
Dr Ryan Cawood - Founder and CEO of Oxford Genetics
Dr Suet Lin Chia - Senior Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Department of Microbiology
Dr Thomas Hills - Doctor in New Zealand
Dr Viviana Cobos Jimenez - Post Doctoral Research Associate, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
Dr Lisa Cooper - Senior Scientist, Oxford Biomedica
Gray Kueberuwa - Postdoctoral Researcher, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Sophie Owen - PhD Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Fnu Iris - Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Joshua Freedman - Theolytics, Oxford
Philip Jakeman - MacrophOx
Margaret Duffy - Theolytics, Oxford
Eleanor Scott - Theolytics, Oxford
Tzveta Pokrovska - Charing Cross Hospital, London
William Taverner - Theolytics, Oxford
Abhishek Srivastava - Oxford Genetics
Arthur Dyer – Astra Zeneca
Sally Frost - Theolytics

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