Lab members

         Name: Robin Allshire

         Position: Professor of Chromosome Biology


         Academic history:

  • B.A. (Genet.) Trinity College Dublin 1981.
  • Ph.D. MRC Mammalian Genome Unit, University of Edinburgh 1985.  
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 PhD Scholarship 1981-1984
  • Postdoc MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh 1985-1989.
  • Visiting Scientist Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories New York 1989-1990.
  • Junior Group Leader MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh 1990-1995.
  • Senior Scientist MRC Human Gentics Unit, Edinburgh 1995-2002.
  • Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh 2002-present.

General information:

I am always on the look out for talented Ph.D. Students and Post-doctoral Researchers. If you are interested in joining the lab please contact me directly.
 There are frequently possibilities  - so email me any time of year.

Email: robin.allshire@ed.ac.uk


Name: Sharon White

Position: Laboratory Manager/Research Associate

Email: sharon.a.white@ed.ac.uk

 

 


Name: Alison Pidoux

Position: Senior Research Associate

Email: alison.pidoux@ed.ac.uk 

 

 


Name: Manu Shukla
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: manu.shukla@ed.ac.uk

 

 

 


Name: Tanya Auchynnikava
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: tauchynn@staffmail.ed.ac.uk

 

 

 


Name: Lakxmi Subramanian
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: lakxmi.subramanian@ed.ac.uk

 

 

 


             Name: Ryan Ard
             Position: PhD Student
             Email: R.A.Ard@sms.ed.ac.uk

 

 


Name: Ragahavendran Kulasegaran Shylini

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: raghav.kulasegaran@ed.ac.uk

 

 


Name: Pin Tong
Position: Bioinformatician/Post-doc
Email:   ptong@staffmail.ed.ac.uk              

 

 

 


             Name: Puneet Singh
          Position: Darwin Trust PhD Student
          Email:   P.P.Singh@sms.ed.ac.uk              

 

 


                 Name: Max Fitz-James
                 Position: Wellcome Trust PhD Student
                 Email:   M.H.Fitz-James@sms.ed.ac.uk    

 

 


                 Name: Jesus (Sito) Torres-Garcia
                 Position: Darwin Trust PhD Student
                 Emailj.torres-garcia@sms.ed.ac.uk

 


Former Lab Members, Visitors & Students

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Richard Antonelli - Details Not Available

Elizabeth Bayne - Principal Investigator
MRC -Career Development Fellow
Institute for Cell Biology
Darwin Building
University of Edinburgh
UK

Harald Berger - Details not available
Vienna - Austria

Pascal Bernard - Researcher
Mécanismes Moléculaires de la Transmission des Chromosomes
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires
Bordeaux – France

Britta Borgstrom – Details Not Available

Halim Boukaba – Researcher
Laboratoire d'Epigénétique du Cancer
Campus Erasme
L'Université Libre de Bruxelles

Alessia Buscaino - Principal Investigator
Lecturer in Fungal Epigenetics
School of Biological Sciences
University of Kent
UK

Aracelli Castillo – Profesora Ayudante
área de Genética
Dept. de Biología Celular, Genética y Fisiología
Universidad de Málaga
Espania

Jane Charlesworth - Bioinformatician
ARK Genomics - Roslin Institute
University of Edinburgh
Roslin, Midlothian EH25

Eun Shik Choi - Details not available
South Korea

Karl Ekwall – Professor and Principal Investigator
Karolinska Institutet,
Dept. of Biosciences and Medical Nutrition
and University College Södertörn
Stockholm

Hernan Diego Folco - Research Fellow
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland
USA

Alexander 'Sasha' Kagansky - Chancellor Research Fellow
MRC Human Gentics Unit
Edinburgh UK

Isabelle Kos - Details not available

Jean-Paul Javerzat – Principal Investigator
Mécanismes Moléculaires de la Transmission des Chromosomes
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires
Bordeaux – France

Erwan Lejeune
Nucana BioMed Limited
10 Lochside Place
Edinburgh EH12 9RG

Elaine Nimmo
Gastrointestinal Unit
Molecular Medicine Centre
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH4 2XU

Elsa Minc – Details Not Available

Janet Partridge – Principal Investigator
Assistant Member – Biochemistry
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN 38105-2794, USA

Nicola Redhead
Cancer Research UK Labs
Molecular Medicine Centre
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH4 2XU

Kristin Scott – Senior Scientist
Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Durham, NC  27708, USA

Femke Simmer
Radboud University Department of Molecular Biology,
Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Giorgos Sourvinos
Medical School
University of Crete
Heraklion 71409
Crete, Greece

Sarah Trewick – Details Not Available

Conor Young – Dublin, details not available

Research Assistants:

Gwen Cranston

MRC Technology
Edinburgh
EH4 2SP

Georgina Hamilton-Logan (former Lab Manager)

Eppendorf UK Limited

Territory Manager

Maria Kalantzaki
Graduate Student
University of Dundee

William Richardson
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Crewe Road
Edinburgh EH4 2XU

Hans Teunissen
Molecular Genetics
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam

Dan Sheedy – Details Not Available

Thomas Waibel
University of Edinburgh

Graduate Students:

 

Pauline Audergon – details not available

Nick Toda – details not available

Sandra Catania – Postdoctoral Researcher

The Madhani Lab

UCSF School of Medicine

Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics

600 16th Street

San Francisco

CA 94158

Emilie Castonguay - Senior Research Associate at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)

Matthew Miell - Postdoctoral Researcher
The Straight Lab
Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University
California
USA

Edward Dobbs – East Malling Research,
New Road, East Malling, Kent ME19 6BJ

Ricardo Almeida - Postdoctoral Fellow
Lim Lab
UCSF
San Francisco, California
USA

Elaine Dunleavy – Principal Investigator
Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow & Honoraray Lecturer
Centre for Chromosome Biology
Biochemistry - School of Natural Sciences
NUI Galway
Ireland

Manuela Portoso – Postoctoral Fellow
Cavalli Lab – Institut de Génétique Humaine  - CNRS
Montpellier, France

Barbara Mellone – Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut
Molecular & Cell Biology Dept.,
Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

Johanna Abbott
New Zealand - Details unavailable

Clare Drakeford - details unavailable

Phillip Lord – Lecturer
School of Computing Science,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Dorothy Young – Details Not Available

 

 

Rotation Project Graduate Students:

Fiona Flett
John Grainger
Agata GÉ«uszek
Paula MacGregor

Short Term Visitors:

Benoit Guillemette (Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre)
Inga Karig (Graduate Student, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf)
Erwan Lejeune (Graduate Student, EMBL, Heidelberg)
Xavier Marsellach-Castellví (Graduate Student, IBMB, Barcelona)
Kostas Manolis (Graduate Student, MRC Cell Mutation Unit, University of Sussex)
Toru Nakamura (Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Babett Muller (Masters Thesis Project Student, University of Technology, Dresden)
Tim Olsson (Graduate Student, Göteborg University, Sweden)
Ana Pengelly (Magistere de Genetique Project Student, Universite Paris-Diderot)  
Indranil Sinha (Graduate Student, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)
Jagmohan Singh (Chief Scientist, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India)
Rebecca Silverstein (Graduate Student, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)
Jitendra Thakur  (Graduate Student/post-doc, MBGU, JNCASR, Bangalore, India)

Masters Project/Undergraduate Project/Summer Placement Students:

Lesley Ball
Dominika Bijos
Mikhail Baloban
Piyush Diyora
Catrin Green
Kay Hewit
Martin Forbes
Jo Forde
Steven Frenke
Thomas Gerland
Erika Gustafsson
Laura Milne
Marie Monet
Angus Reid (Jan-Jul 2013 )
Douglas Robertson
Rebeca Serrano (Jul-Aug 2013)
Alena Shmakova
Patrycja Warchocka