Dr Robert ClarkePhD

Reader (T&R)

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Director (2015- ), Manchester Breast Centre, which comprises 19 basic, translational and clinician scientists active in breast cancer research:


Former President (2012-2014) and Board Member, International Association for Breast Cancer Research

Editorial Board: American Journal of Pathology, Breast Cancer Research and Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia


I did my undergraduate BSc studies in Biology at the University of Sussex and the Université de Grenoble.  Following two and half years as a Research Assistant with Professor Potten at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, I studied the control of proliferation in the normal and neoplastic human mammary gland for my PhD at The University of Manchester (1995). Subsequently, I undertook post-doctoral training with Dr Liz Anderson in the Clinical Research Department of The Christie, Manchester. I returned to The University of Manchester as a Cancer Research UK Research Fellow in 2001, becoming a Group Leader in the Division of Cancer Studies based at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research.  I am currently a Reader in Breast Biology leading the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit and Director of the Manchester Breast Centre at the Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester.


BSc (Hons), PhD

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Service on committees

Organising Committee for 7th Annual ‘Targeting Notch in Cancer’ Conference, 14th - 16th June, 2017.


Organising committee for the 9th European Network for Breast Development and Cancer (ENBDC) Workshop, Luzern, Switzerland, March 9th-11th, 2017.


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