Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QU

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
Fax: +44 (0)1865 613201
Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
Lactose permease represented using bending cylinders in Bendix software
Caroline Dahl, Sansom lab
Epithelial cells in C. elegans showing a seam cell that failed to undergo cytokinesis
Serena Ding, Woollard lab
Collage of Drosophila third instar larva optic lobe
Lu Yang, Davis lab
First year Biochemistry students at a practical class
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Elena Seiradake
Molecular mechanisms in the nervous and vascular systems

Co-workers: Metin Aksu, Onno Akkermans, Celine Zheng, Maria Carrasquero Ordaz and Liam Argent




Link to the Lab webpage

We are looking for motivated students and postdocs. Information on open positions .

We study cell guidance receptors involved in brain development, blood vessel formation and cancer. Much like a navigation system, these proteins direct migrating cells and axons through the developing body. This gives rise, for example, to the neural networks that underlie the functions of the brain, and the vascular network that maintains blood flow. 

The lab specialises in a range of techniques, especially protein biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, and fluorescent microscopy. Combining multiple techniques allows us to understand how cell guidance receptors function on the molecular, cellular and tissue levels. More information on the Lab webpage