Dr Martin Hemberg, PhD | CDF Group Leader

Hemberg, Martin

Martin Hemberg is a Career Development Fellow Group Leader and his research interests are centered around quantitative models of gene expression and gene regulation. He is particularly interested in stochastic models and analysis of single-cell data. Another line of research involves analyzing the role of non-coding transcripts and sequences.

In addition to working at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Martin is also an associate faculty member at the Wellcome Trust/CRUK Gurdon Institute.


  • Quantitative profiling of peptides from RNAs classified as noncoding.

    Prabakaran S, Hemberg M, Chauhan R, Winter D, Tweedie-Cullen RY et al.

    Nature communications 2014;5;5429

  • Widespread transcription at neuronal activity-regulated enhancers.

    Kim TK, Hemberg M, Gray JM, Costa AM, Bear DM et al.

    Nature 2010;465;7295;182-7

  • Transcriptome-wide noise controls lineage choice in mammalian progenitor cells.

    Chang HH, Hemberg M, Barahona M, Ingber DE and Huang S

    Nature 2008;453;7194;544-7

  • Perfect sampling of the master equation for gene regulatory networks.

    Hemberg M and Barahona M

    Biophysical journal 2007;93;2;401-10

  • Stochastic kinetics of viral capsid assembly based on detailed protein structures.

    Hemberg M, Yaliraki SN and Barahona M

    Biophysical journal 2006;90;9;3029-42

Hemberg, Martin
Martin's Timeline

Joined the Sanger Institute as CDF Group Leader


PhD Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK

Started work as post-doc at Boston Children's Hospital


MSc Biomolecular Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK


BSc Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Enrolled as graduate student at Imperial College London


MSc Engineering Physics, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden