The Centre of Excellence Team
The Centre is co-directed by Professors Richard Gilbertson (University of Cambridge) and Paul Workman (Institute of Cancer Research). They had a vision to transform treatments for children with brain tumours through establishing the Centre, with one of the first academic drug discovery groups focused on paediatric brain cancers.
Centre Research Groups
Together we have four academic groups in the Institute of Cancer Research, London and three groups working in the University of Cambridge in the fields of pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and paediatric brain tumour model development. Group leaders, PhD students, postdoctoral research fellows, staff scientists and research technicians make up the team across the host institutes.
The Centre has several international collaborators who are clinical researchers and world leaders in paediatric neuro-oncology research working on projects under the Centre umbrella. The New Roads Project for innovative approaches to curing brain tumours is one of our main projects which is lead by Professor Gilbertson and has team members from the UK, USA and Canada. Scroll down below to meet the team!
International Children’s Brain Tumour Board
The International Children’s Brain Tumour Board is the collaborative heart of the Centre, aligning the paediatric brain tumour community in order to achieve the Centre’s research strategy and goals. This board ensures the design of preclinical trials and biomarkers that position drugs for rapid clinical translation. The International Children’s Brain Tumour Board includes global experts in paediatric brain tumours, enabling them to input directly into the Centre’s drug discovery and development pipeline. Scroll down below to meet the board members.