Wendy Bickmore#

Wendy Bickmore
Membership Number:3603
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage: http://www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/people/w.bickmore.html

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2009 Head of Chromosomes and Gene Expression Section, MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, University of Edinburgh
  • 1996 - 2008 Senior Scientist - career appointment, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh
  • 1991 - 1996 Fellow of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh
  • 1986 - 1991 MRC short term non-clinical scientist, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genome organisation and function
  • Chromatin dynamics in development
  • The nuclear periphery and gene regulation
  • Chromatin folding and chromatin compaction
  • Function of polycomb complexes
  • Long-range gene regulation - function of enhancers

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2010 Recipent of ERC Advanced grant
  • 2008 Elected to give the Jenkinson Memorial Lecture, University of Oxford
  • 2005 Elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK
  • 2005 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2005 Awarded Tenovus medal
  • 2001 Elected as member of EMBO
  • 2001 Charles Darwin lecturer for the British Association of Science
  • 1999 James S. McDonnell Centennial Fellowship in Human Genetics
  • 1997 Balfour lecturer. Genetical Society of Great Britain

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