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Prof John Achermann

Prof John Achermann

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UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London
WC1N 1EH

Appointments

  • Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology
    ICH Genetics & Genomic Medicine Prog
    UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL

2001-04-01

Our main research interests include the molecular genetics of adrenal and reproductive development and function, and their relevance to human disease or disease susceptibility. Our current research focuses on the role of steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1) in endocrine development and function, as well as the molecular basis of variant or novel phenotypes associated with endocrine conditions and their implications for patient care. We are currently investigating novel mechanisms of adrenal and reproductive biology in humans as part of a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship and novel genetic aspects of testis development as part of the European Union (FP7) Consortium, EuroDSD.
Award year Qualification Institution
2011 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Medical Sciences
University of Cambridge
2009 FRCP
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Paediatrics
Royal College of Physicians
2008 FEL
Fellowship
Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
1998 MD
Doctor of Medicine
Medicine
University of Cambridge
1996 MRCPCH
Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Paediatrics
Royal College of Physicians
1994 MRCP
Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Paediatrics
Royal College of Physicians
1993 DCH
Diploma of Child Health
Child Health
Royal College of Physicians
1992 MA
Master of Arts
University of Cambridge
1990 MB.ChB
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine/Surgery
University of Cambridge
1988 BA Hons
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Zoology
University of Cambridge

I trained in Medicine in Cambridge (1991) and Pediatric Endocrinology in London (MD 1997) before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (1998-2001). I completed my clinical training with a Clinician Scientist award from The Wellcome Trust and since 2006 have been a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at UCL Institute of Child Health and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital. My research interests include adrenal and sex development, genetic mechanisms of disease and nuclear receptor biology.

Keywords

Adrenal Failure|*|Adrenal and reproductive biology|*|Adrenal biology|*|ChIP-Chip|*|Development|*|Disorders of Sex|*|EMSA|*|FACS|*|Gene expression|*|Gene expression profiling - tissue level|*|Gene targeting|*|Genetic screens|*|Genetics|*|In vitro assays of cell function|*|Microarrays|*|Neuroendocrine|*|Nuclear receptors|*|Proteomics|*|Pubertal disorders|*|QPCR|*|RNA interference|*|Reproductive biology|*|Transfection|*|nuclear receptors

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