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Research groups

Research Themes

Immunology (Collaborator)

Sir Walter Bodmer


Professor of Genetics

  • Head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory, MRC WIMM

Research Summary

I investigate the fundamental genetics and biology of colorectal cancer (CRC) and their potential applications.


In 1996, Sir Walter Bodmer assumed his current position at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine as Head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics laboratory and more recently within the Department of Oncology. 

After obtaining a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University, he moved to Stanford University in California where he rose to the position of Professor. In 1970, he returned to the UK as the first Professor of Genetics at Oxford University. He subsequently became the Director of Research, and finally the Director General, of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1986.

Group Members

Laura Colling, DPhil Student
Jeff (Ta-Chun) Liu, Graduate Student