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Cell Death and Immunity Team

Professor Meier and his team are studying the complex relationship between cell death, inflammation and adaptive immunity, and how this knowledge might be applied to deliver better anti-cancer drugs to the clinic.

Team leader

Professor Pascal Meier

Professor Pascal Meier

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Professor Pascal Meier and his team are investigating the complex relationship between cell death, immunity and tumorigenesis. Particularly, we are focussing on the role of cell death and inflammation in adaptation to tissue stress, treatment resistance and tumour surveillance.

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Team members

Dr Marta Fores Maresma
Dr Marta Fores Maresma
Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Dr Marta Forés obtained her BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2012. In February 2018, she moved to London to work in the laboratory of Professor Meier in the Breast Cancer Now Centre at the ICR as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr Emily Goode
PhD Student

Dr Emily Goode is a CRUK Clinical Fellow completing her PhD in the Cell Death and Inflammation lab, in the Breast Cancer Now Centre at the ICR. After completing general medical training in London, she is now an academic Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

 Kunzah Jamal
Kunzah Jamal
PhD Student

Kunzah studied for her MSci in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Glasgow in 2015. During her degree she spent a year working at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, UK. In October 2015, she moved to London to study for a PhD in the Breast Cancer Now Centre at the ICR.

 Sidonie Wicky John
Sidonie Wicky John
Senior Scientific Officer

Dr Sidonie Wicky John obtained her Diploma (Swiss equivalent to MSc) in Biology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. After a postdoc in Doug Kellogg’s lab at the University of California Santa Cruz, she joined the team of Professor Meier in the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre in 2009 as a Scientific Officer.

Dr Hyojin Kim
Dr Hyojin Kim
Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Dr Kim studied for her MSc/PhD in Biochemistry at the Seoul National University (SNU, Seoul, South Korea) in the lab of Professor Jin-Soo Kim. In 2018, Hyojin started as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre (formerly known as Breakthrough) at the ICR.

Dr Maria Konstantinou
Dr Maria Konstantinou
Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Dr Konstantinou attained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Essex, and a MSc degree in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Leicester. Dr Konstantinou moved to the ICR to work in the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Pascal Meier's lab.

Dr Arnaud Legrand
Dr Arnaud Legrand
Postdoctoral Training Fellow

At the start of 2018, Dr Legrand joined Professor Meier’s team at the ICR as part of a Cancer Research UK-funded project. His research interests connect multiple fields of cellular biology from DNA damage, cell cycle regulation to cell death.

 Laura Ramos Garcia
Laura Ramos Garcia
PhD Student

Laura obtained her BSc in Biotechnology at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain) in 2014. She then moved to London to study an MSc course in Molecular Medicine at Imperial College London. In October 2015, she started her PhD in the Breast Cancer Centre at the ICR.

 Tencho Tenev
Tencho Tenev
Staff Scientist

Dr Tenev graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, Biological Faculty at the University of Sofia. He obtained his PhD at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany. In 2001 he joined Professor Meier's lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and in 2005 he was promoted to Staff Scientist.

 Rebecca Wilson
Rebecca Wilson
Senior Scientific Officer

Rebecca Wilson holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and joined the Institute of Cancer Research as a Scientific Officer in 1996, working in the lab of Professor Chris Marshall. In 2000 she moved to Professor Meier’s Cell Death and Differentiation team in the Breast Cancer Now research unit.

Dr Jarama Clucas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow