Dr Michelle Webb PhD

Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics

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Michelle obtained her BSc (1st Class Hons) in Molecular Biology in 1992 from the University of Portsmouth. In 1995 she completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof Geoff Kneale within the Biophysics group at Portsmouth and then moved to the University of Cambridge to take up a Postdoctoral research position in Dame Jean Thomas’s laboratory where she investigated the interactions of HMG1 with DNA and Chromatin. in 1998 she obtained an Oppenheimer Fellowship to contiue he work on chromatin structure. In 1999 she took up a lectureship in Chemical Biology at the University of Sheffield where she began her independent  research career on the functional analysis the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2 and missense mutations contained within them. In 2004 she was appointed to Lectureship in Medical Genetics in the School of Medicine and Human Health at the University. 


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Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Manchester Breast Centre

  • ENIGMA -Inherited breast cancer consortium dealing with unclassified variants of BRCA1 and BRCA2

  • Northern Admissions Network of Medical Schools

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