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GEE welcomes Chris Thompson, Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics

19 September 2017

Professor Chris Thompson

We are delighted to welcome Professor Chris Thompson, who is the first appointment to the Centre for Life Origins and Evolution (CLOE) in GEE.

Chris’ research spans fundamental questions in cell, developmental and evolutionary biology. The major focus is cell fate choice and patterning during development, where the molecular basis of how cells make decisions is studied. Identifying the fundamental mechanisms underlying the regulation of cell fate choice will enable Chris and his group to better understand how embryonic pattern is generated, as well as how cooperation and multicellularity have evolved. They primarily use Dictyostelium as model organism, where we employ genetic, computational, molecular and functional genomic approaches.

Chris joins us from the University of Manchester, where he was Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics.