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Research groups

Research Themes


Professor Rene Bernards, Netherlands
Dr Chas Bountra, Oxford
Professor Madeline Duvic, Texas
Professor David Kerr, Oxford
Dr Benedict Kessler, Oxford
Professor Stefan Knapp, Oxford
Professor Udo Opperman
Professor Francesco Pezzella, Oxford

Nick La Thangue

Professor of Cancer Biology

  • Professorial Fellow, Linacre College

Research Summary

My research focusses on the mechanisms that give rise to the abnormal proliferation characteristic of tumour cells.


Nicholas La Thangue is Professor of Cancer Biology in the Department of Oncology, and was previously Cathcart Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow, and before that a scientist at the Medical Research Council.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, a Fellow of the Lister Institute and Professorial Fellow at Linacre College Oxford.

He has founded several biotech companies, most recently Oxford Cancer Biomarkers.


Gulsah Albayrak, DPhil Student
Wojciech Barczak, Postdoctoral Researcher
Laurel Bate-Eya, Postdoctoral Researcher
Simon Carr, Postdoctoral Researcher
Koyo Harada, DPhil Student
Li Jin, DPhil Student
Geng Liu, Postdoctoral Researcher
Amit Shrestha, Postdoctoral Researcher
Hasan Syfuddin, DPhil Student


Heidi Olzscha, Postdoctoral Researcher - Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
Rebecca Miller, Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Copenhagen