Research Groups

The aim of our research is to understand the mechanisms that regulate cancer cell proliferation, survival and dissemination; to identify critical components of these pathways as targets for novel cancer therapies; and to help translate this knowledge to patient benefit. Our scientists are supported in this by having access to outstanding facilities and state-of-the-art services. In addition, the Institute has close ties to the University of Glasgow’s School of Cancer Sciences.

Beatson publications are available as open access articles at Europe PubMed Central.

Research groups at the Beatson Institute are placing an particular emphasis on the following key themes:

  • Cancer vulnerabilities caused by energetic stress and aberrant metabolism;
  • Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence; and
  • Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a ‘precision prevention’ approach.

Prof Vicky Cowling Profile

Vicky Cowling

Prof Danny Huang Profile

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Prof Robert Insall FRSE Profile

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Dr Kristina Kirschner Profile

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Dr David Lewis Profile

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Prof Crispin Miller Profile

Prof Kevin Ryan FRSE Profile

Prof Owen Sansom FRSE, FMEDSci Profile


Dr Saverio Tardito Profile

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Read more about the Research Groups working at the Beatson Institute.



Seminars 2021

Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.