Professor Alan Clarke

Professor Alan Clarke

January 2016 - it is with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Professor Alan Clarke.

The late Professor Clarke was the Director of The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, as well as Director of Research at the School of Biosciences.

Professor Clarke was also Director of the Cardiff Cancer Research UK Centre. This partnership between Cancer Research UK, Cardiff University, Velindre NHS Trust and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board aims to boost research activities in the city and increase the rate at which findings are translated into therapies for certain cancers, tailored to patient needs.

Professor Clarke's research team has expertise in modelling intestinal, breast and prostate tumours and the ability to use these to study the relationship between normal stem cells and cancer stem cells, and how these different cell populations contribute to tumorigenesis. His group also has a track record in preclinical testing of new drugs for breast cancer, which is now being extended to intestinal and prostate tumours.

Members of Professor Clarke's lab

Fangli Chen, Technical staff

Dr James Matthews, Visiting Fellow

Stephanie May, PhD student

Dr Valerie Meniel, Research Associate

Dr Karen Reed, Research Associate

Dr Paul Shaw, Research Associate

Dr Boris Shorning, Research Associate

Elaine Taylor, Technical staff

Dr Maddy Young, Research Associate

Matthew Zverev, Technical staff