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Cell Biology

Dr. John Ankers

Main Areas of Expertise Systems Biology; Live cell imaging; Cell cycle; Intracellular signalling in cancer and inflammation Secondary Areas of Expertise Metabolism; Computational biology; Bioinformatics Biography Dr John Ankers has an interdisciplinary background combining computer science, mathematics and cellular and molecular biology. He has worked at the overlap of these fields for prominent groups at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, developing predictive mathematical models of signalling systems involved in cancer, the inflammatory response and metabolic disorders. John is currently investigating intracellular signalling in muscle stem cells, using the cutting-edge microscopy facilities at The Centre for Cell Imaging (University of Liverpool, Institute of Integrative Biology). A keen science communicator, John co-organised 'The Language of Cells' exhibit at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in 2006, won the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB) Science Writing Prize in 2011, and now writes for the MRC's Biomedical Picture of the Day. Qualifications PhD 'An interdisciplinary analysis of physical and functional interactions between the NF-kappaB and E2F systems', The University of Liverpool BSc Computer Science (1st Class), The University of Liverpool Current Activity Post-doctoral research associate at The University of Liverpool Institute for Integrative Biology; writer for Biomedical Picture of the Day, (www.bpod.mrc.ac.uk)