Stephen West#


Stephen West
Email:Stephen.west 'at' crick.ac.uk
Membership Number:2025
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:swest
Elected:2000
Homepage: http://crick.ac.uk/research/a-z-researchers/researchers-v-y/stephen-west





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2015 Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
  • 2007 - 2015 Deputy Director, Clare Hall Laboratories, London Research Institute, UK
  • 1989 - 2015 Senior Group Leader, London Research Institute (formerly ICRF), UK
  • since 1999 Honorary Professor, University College London, UK
  • 1985 - 1989 Senior Scientist, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK
  • 1983 - 1985 Research Scientist, Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, USA
  • 1978 - 1983 Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale
  • 1977 - 1978 Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Newcastle University, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanisms of genetic recombination
  • DNA strand break repair
  • Relationships between defective DNA repair processes and human diseases such as inheritable breast cancer and neurological disorders.

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 The Genome Stability Network Medal
  • 2012 The Genetics Medal
  • 2011 Breast Cancer Campaign, 'Team of the Year'
  • 2011 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2010 GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Medal of the Royal Society
  • 2009 Swiss Bridge Prize Award for Cancer Research
  • 2008 Novartis Medal and Prize from the Biochemical Society
  • 2007 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
  • 2002 Leeuwenhoek Medal of the Royal Society
  • 2001 Swiss Bridge Prize Award for Cancer Research
  • 2000 Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2000 Elected Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1995 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1994 Elected Member of EMBO


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