Professor Jane Endicott
Professor of Cancer Structural Biology, Newcastle University Centre for Cancer, Newcastle University
Since October 2011, I have been Professor of Cancer Structural Biology first in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, and now in the Newcastle University Centre for Cancer. My group is pursuing structure-function studies of protein complexes involved in regulating transcription and progression through the eukaryotic cell cycle. We are also providing structural biology support to projects within the Cancer Research UK Newcastle Drug Discovery Unit.
I studied Biochemistry at Corpus Christi College, the University of Oxford and then moved to the laboratory of Victor Ling at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto to complete my PhD. I returned to Oxford in 1991 as a Junior Research Fellow of the National Cancer Institute of Canada to join the laboratories of Professor Paul Nurse and Professor Louise Johnson to pursue structural studies of cyclin-dependent protein kinases (CDKs) and their regulators. I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1995 and appointed to a University Lecturership in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford in 1998. During my time at Oxford I held a College Fellowship at St Cross College, where I am now an Emeritus Fellow and a Lecturership at Trinity College.