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DNA Replication Forks and the DNA Damage Checkpoint

  • This event already took place in April 2024
  • Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

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John Diffley, Ph.D., principal group leader, associate research director, The Francis Crick Institute
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John Diffley was born and raised in the New York City area. He obtained his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. from New York University. John then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Bruce Stillman's laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor from 1984–1990, where he began working on yeast DNA replication. He moved to the Clare Hall Laboratories, Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 1990 as a Junior Group Leader. He was promoted to Senior Group Leader in 1995. He became Director of the Clare Hall Laboratories and Deputy Director of the London Research Institute (Cancer Research UK) in 2006. With the founding of the Francis Crick Institute in 2015, he became Associate Research Director with responsibility for junior researchers (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, etc.). In 1998 he was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), in 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2020 he was elected a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. He won the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research in 2003, the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 2016 and the Canada Gairdner International Award in 2019. He currently serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards and national and international grant panels.

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