Affiliated Scientists

Scientific research is a global undertaking and moving around allows scientists to build new collaborations, explore new research directions and to develop expertise in new techniques and technologies.

Over the years, many research groups have come and gone from the Institute. Despite not being here all the time, some retain active links with the Institute, including holding grants here, accessing shared facilities and collaborating with other scientists here. The leaders of these groups are our Affiliated Scientists, they have expertise in a range of areas and our work with them is helping the Institute to build new connections with other organisations.

Michael Coleman


The cellular mechanisms of neuron survival and neurodegeneration. Based at the University of Cambridge.

Myriam Hemberger


Establishing new cellular models that can better model the earliest stages of pregnancy. Based at the University of Calgary

Patrick Varga-Weisz


The role of remodelling factors in organising and controlling the genome. Based at the University of Essex.