University of Dundee

Discovery Seminar - ‘How DNA Replication Initiates and What Happens When it Goes Wrong’

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
Event Location: 
Small Lecture Theatre: Medical Sciences Institute, SLS
Host: 
Professor Karim Labib FRSE
Event Speaker: 
Professor John Diffley
Institution: 
Francis Crick Institute
Event Type: 
Seminar
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 Joint MRC PPU and GRE Discovery Seminar

ohn Diffley was born and raised in the New York City area. He obtained his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. from New York University. John then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Bruce Stillman's laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor from 1984–1990, where he began working on yeast DNA replication. He moved to the Clare Hall Laboratories, Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 1990 as a Junior Group Leader. He was promoted to Senior Group Leader in 1995. He became Director of the Clare Hall Laboratories and Deputy Director of the London Research Institute (Cancer Research UK) in 2006. With the founding of the Francis Crick Institute in 2015, he became Associate Research Director with responsibility for junior researchers (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, etc.). In 1998 he was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), in 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2020 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, USA. He won the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research in 2003, the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 2016 and the Canada Gairdner International Award in 2019.