Haniffa Group

Cellular Genetics Programme

The team’s research applies disruptive cutting-edge techniques to study the genomics of immune cell populations at single-cell resolution and uses advanced computing capabilities to analyse data to reconstruct the immune system within its tissue context during development and adult life

This research is part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, which has set out to create a comprehensive reference map of all human cells as the basis for understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.

The team’s research focuses on these areas:

  • Development Cell Atlas – decoding the development and functional maturation of the human immune system.
  • Skin Cell Atlas – unravelling the cellular circuits during homeostasis and inflammatory skin diseases.
  • Human Developmental Biology Initiative – lineage analyses of the developing human immune system.

To find out more about Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, please click here.

To find more about the Haniffa Lab at Sanger and Newcastle, please click here.

Core team

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Dr April Rose Foster

Staff Scientist

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Dr Laure Gambardella

Senior Staff Scientist

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Dr Christine Hale

Senior Staff Scientist

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Ms Shaista Madad

PhD Student

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Dr Vicky Rowe

Laboratory Manager

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Feri Torabi

Advanced Research Assistant

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Dr Elena Winheim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Previous team members

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Stephane Ballereau

Principal Bioinformatician


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