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Dr Owen Williams
Molecular Haematology & Cancer Biology Unit
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London
WC1N 1EH
Appointment
  • Reader in Cancer Biology
  • ICH Development Bio & Cancer Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Haematopoiesis and Leukaemia Group
 
Group Members
 
Luca Gasparoli (Post Doctoral Fellow)
Clemence Virely (Post Doctoral Fellow)
Katherine Clesham (Clinical PhD Student)

Mechanisms of oncogenesis in infant and childhood leukaemia 

Chromosomal translocations are frequent in infant and childhood leukaemia. These translocations often result in the generation of unique fusion genes. We investigate the function of fusion genes that are commonly associated with infant and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), using molecular and cellular modelling approaches. The goal of this research is to develop novel therapeutic approaches for leukaemias that are difficult to treat with conventional chemotherapy.

Academic Background
1991 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Immunology University College London
1987 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Biochemistry University College London
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