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Dr Max Douglas

Team Leader

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Dr Max Douglas leads the Telomere Biology Team at the ICR. He is the holder of the CR UK Career Development Fellowship and his research focuses on the replication and processing of telomeres. Team: Telomere Biology


On completing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Oxford University, Max obtained a PhD in biochemistry and cell biology from the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, where he studied the regulation of cytokinesis by the mitotic kinase Aurora B.

He then joined John Diffley in London (Clare Hall laboratories and the Francis Crick Institute), to examine the early stages of eukaryotic DNA replication, establishing in molecular detail how the replicative helicase is assembled and activated.

In October 2019, Max joined the Division of Cancer Biology at the ICR as a team leader. He is head of the Telomere Biology Team, which uses reconstitution biochemistry and genetics to understand how telomeres are inherited from one generation of cells to the next.

Open Positions:

Postdoctoral and PhD positions are available!

If you are interested to hear more, please email [email protected] to make an informal enquiry. Postdoctoral job adverts will follow soon.

The main recruitment round for PhD studentships at the ICR took place in Autumn 2019.