Our new team

The LSI will accommodate around 200 scientists with diverse research backgrounds, creating a dynamic and inspiring research hub to promote cross-disciplinary working and collaboration.

From our initial round of recruitment, we are delighted to welcome 16* new Principal Investigators from leading institutions around the world.

Professor Gaspar Jekely

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

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Professor Frank Vollmer

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

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Professor Pentao Liu

The Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK


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Associate Professor Steffen Scholpp

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

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Associate Professor Steven West

University of Sheffield, UK

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Dr Vicki Gold

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

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Dr Daniel Kattnig

University of Oxford, UK

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Dr Akshay Bhinge

Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

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Dr Jonathan Phillips

University of Cambridge, UK

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Dr Kirsty Wan

University of Cambridge, UK

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Dr Bertram Daum

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

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Dr Fabrice Gielen

University of Cambridge, UK

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Dr Catalin Chimerel

University of Cambridge, UK

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Dr Wolfram Möbius

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

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Dr Ben Housden

Harvard University Medical School, USA

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* One new recruit will be joining the LSI later in 2017