Dr Robert Clarke (PhD) - personal details
Role: Reader in Breast Biology
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 0802
Breast Cancer Now Research Unit Institute of Cancer Sciences Manchester Cancer Research Centre University of Manchester Wilmslow Road Manchester M20 4QL
Breast Cancer Now Research Unit
Institute of Cancer Sciences
Manchester Cancer Research Centre
University of Manchester
I did my undergraduate BSc studies in Biology at the University of Sussex and the Université de Grenoble. Following two and half years as a Research Assistant with Professor Potten at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, I studied the control of proliferation in the normal and neoplastic human mammary gland for my PhD at The University of Manchester (1995). Subsequently, I undertook post-doctoral training with Dr Liz Anderson in the Clinical Research Department of The Christie, Manchester. I returned to The University of Manchester as a Cancer Research UK Research Fellow in 2001, becoming a Group Leader in the Division of Cancer Studies based at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research. I am currently a Reader in Breast Biology in the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit and Director of the Manchester Breast Centre at the Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
Service on committees
Organising Committee for 6th Annual ‘Targeting Notch in Cancer’ Conference, 15th - 17th June, 2016.
Organising committee for the 9th European Network for Breast Development and Cancer (ENBDC) Workshop, Luzern, Switzerland, March 9th-11th, 2017.
BSc (Hons), PhD
Director (2015- ), Manchester Breast Centre, which comprises 21 basic, translational and clinician scientists active in breast cancer research:
Former President (2012-2014) and Board Member, International Association for Breast Cancer Research
Editorial Board: American Journal of Pathology, Breast Cancer Research and Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
Lectures on Cancer Stem Cells in final year BSc Biology and MSc Oncology courses.