Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Genomics and Epigenetics

Genomics and Epigenetics


We interrogate signalling pathways to develop targeted therapies for adult cancer.

Research Leaders

James Allan
Gordon Strathdee
Luke Gaughan


We study differences in genetic and epigenetic patterns unique to cancer cells. We identify key drivers of the cancer phenotype. 

We can then exploit features unique to cancer cells as targets. This allows us to develop novel cancer therapies to kill cancer, while sparing normal cells.

One of our scientists working with the Aperio Pathology Imager.


Dr Timothy Barrow

Mr Lewis Chaytor

Dr Dominic Jones

Dr Fang Ju

Dr Mark Wade