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Peter McHugh

Professor of Molecular Oncology

Research Summary

We aim to understand how repair of damaged DNA is controlled during chromosome duplication, and why potentially dangerous changes in the behaviour of cells can occur when this process goes wrong.

Biography

Following a period of post-doctoral research at University College London, Peter McHugh was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2001. In 2002 he joined the Oncology Laboratories at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, where he now heads the DNA Damage and Repair research group.

He is a regular presenter to CRUK fundraisers, and is a co-organiser of the UK Genome Stability Network Annual meeting and of the FEBS Nucleotide Excision Repair and Interstrand Crosslink repair meeting.

GROUP MEMBERS

Hannah Baddock, DPhil Student
Sanja Brolih, DPhil Student
Jamie Langton, DPhil Student
William Nathan, DPhil Student
Denis Ptchelkine, Postdoctoral Researcher
Malitha Ratnaweera – Research Assistant
Lonnie Swift, Postdoctoral Researcher