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Stephen Taylor is making a difference

24 Apr 2014

I am helping to improve anti-cancer drugs

Making a difference

I am a Professor in Life Sciences at Manchester and a Cancer Research UK Senior Fellow. I lead a research team exploring the fundamental molecular mechanisms that are compromised during the development of cancer. We know that accurate chromosome segregation is critical for the survival and well being of both individual cells and whole organisms. Whereas normal cells go to great lengths to ensure accuracy every cell division, cancer cells frequently make mistakes.

In my lab we study how human cells maintain the fidelity of chromosome segregation, and why it goes wrong during tumour growth. My research has taken me from Manchester to Oxford to Harvard and back to Manchester again. I am passionate in my pursuit of and hope that by exploiting the differences between tumour and normal cells we can identify new strategies to effectively combat cancer.

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