John Le Quesne joins the Beatson Institute

29th January 2021

LeQuesne JohnWe would like to extend a warm welcome to Professor John Le Quesne, who recently joined the Beatson Institute. John joins us from the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester, and he comes to Glasgow as Mazumdar-Shaw Professor of Molecular Pathology.

John trained initially in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, then obtained his PhD in RNA biochemistry at the University of Leicester and studied medicine at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine, followed by specialty training in histopathology in Leicester, Addenbrooke's, Papworth and the Royal Brompton hospitals.

The Le Quesne laboratory use novel methods in quantitative pathology to answer questions in tumour biology, applying a range of quantitative assays to human and animal tissues. Key areas of research focus are: the inference of tumour cell phenotypes from histological images, the use of machine learning methods to extract predictive/prognostic biomarker information, and the discovery and exploitation of therapeutic targets in dysregulated mRNA translation in cancer cells.

John has said 'I am really excited to be joining ICS and the Beatson. I am highly impressed by what the city has to offer, both academically and culturally, and I can't wait to start working with the wider cancer research community here.'

You can read more about John's research here.

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