Wellcome Sanger Institute

Vassiliou Group

Haematological cancer genetics

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George Vassiliou moved to the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in 2019. To find out more about his team’s ongoing research, please visit: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vassiliou

The Haematological Cancer Genetics team, led by George Vassiliou, studies the genes and genetic pathways involved in the development of blood cancers, with a particular emphasis on Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and related malignancies.

The ultimate goal of the team is to help develop treatments that can improve the survival and quality of life of cancer sufferers.

  • Identification of genetic vulnerabilities in acute myeloid leukaemia‚Äč

Core team

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Dr Suruchi Pacharne

Technical Specialist

Previous team members

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Bin Chen

Visiting PhD Student

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Dr Etienne De Braekeleer

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Joao Dias

Visiting Bioinformatician

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Dr Oliver M Dovey

Head of Gene Editing, Cellular Operations

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Monika Dudek

Research Assistant

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Milena Mazan

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Emily Mitchell

PhD Student

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Dr Hannes Ponstingl

Principal Bioinformatician


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