Wellcome Sanger Institute

Vassiliou Group

Haematological cancer genetics

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 Etienne De Braekeleer

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Oliver M Dovey

Head of Gene Editing, Cellular Operations

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Dr Hannes Ponstingl

Principal Bioinformatician

Previous team members

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Bin Chen

Visiting PhD Student

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Dr Joao Dias

Visiting Bioinformatician

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Monika Dudek

Research Assistant

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Milena Mazan

Postdoctoral Fellow



Postdoctoral Fellow


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