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Professor Wojciech Niedzwiedz

Group Leader

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Professor Wojciech Niedzwiedz investigates the mechanisms by which cells detect and repair damaged DNA, and how dysregulation of DNA damage responses leads to genomic instability, cancer-prone and premature aging syndromes. Professor Niedzwiedz heads the Cancer and Genome Instability Team. Group: Cancer and Genome Instability
+44 20 7153 5507 ORCID 0000-0002-8518-6304


Professor Wojciech Niedzwiedz studied for his PhD at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland followed by postdoctoral research training in Professor KJ Patel’s laboratory at Cambridge University. In 2007 he was awarded a Senior International Research Fellowship from Worldwide Cancer Research to set up his own laboratory at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. In 2012 he received a MRC/WIMM Senior-Non Clinical Fellowship to continue his work on dissecting the molecular mechanisms of genome instability. He joined the Institute of Cancer Research in 2017.

Professor Niedzwiedz's Genome Instability and Cancer team study the cellular mechanisms that prevent genomic instability, with a focus on understanding how DNA replication and repair machineries function to help prevent tumourigenesis.