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About: vmetzis

Biography:
I am a recently established PI, that heads the Development and Transcriptional Control Group at the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), Imperial College London. I completed my PhD with Carol Wicking at The Institute for Molecular Bioscience, where I combined mouse genetics and in vitro approaches to study gene regulatory networks. I then undertook postdoctoral training in the lab of James Briscoe at The Francis Crick Institute, where I developed expertise in the use of embryonic stem cells and their application to high-throughput sequencing technologies. In 2020, I moved to Imperial College London to establish my own research group, that studies the molecular mechanisms that control cell identity in the developing nervous system, supported by Wellcome and The Royal Society.
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Postdoctoral scientist in Developmental Biology, Imperial College London

Posted by on February 20th, 2020

We are delighted to announce an opening for a postdoctoral scientist to join the Development & Transcriptional Control group, headed by Vicki Metzis. The post, funded by Wellcome and The Royal Society, is based at the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), which specialises in Epigenetics, Quantitative Biology and Genes and Metabolism.   Research Interest The Development and Transcriptional Control[…]

1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium 2019

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

On the 4th and 5th of February, the Crick hosted its first Developmental Biology Symposium in honour of Rosa Beddington FRS (1956-2001). Covering themes from embryonic growth to metabolism and aging, the symposium attracted more than 200 delegates from across the globe.     The symposium harnessed an impressive richness in diversity of topics and[…]

Research without boundaries – I remain an optimist

Posted by on July 16th, 2016

This week I attended a meeting with Paul Nurse, director of the The Francis Crick Institute, who spoke about the potential implications of the pending Brexit on scientific research at the Crick. Like many other postdocs, I never envisaged that I would be sitting in the Fletcher Hall at Mill Hill following a referendum outcome that meant the UK[…]

YEN does it again

Posted by on June 29th, 2016

Last month saw the return of the Young Embryologist Network annual meeting held this year at the UCL Institute of Child Health. To settle into the long weekend, a number of us from the Briscoe Lab at the Crick Mill Hill site headed on down to central London to spend the day being inspired by[…]