Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Discovery Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Career Development Awards and Wellcome Discovery Awards.

Its remit covers applications that aim to deliver a mechanistic or functional understanding of biological processes and architecture at a cellular, tissue or organism level.

Examples include:

  • how cells function or interact with their environment
  • how organisms develop, including neurodevelopment
  • stem cell biology and regenerative biology
  • functional processes at the cellular, tissue or organism level
  • dysregulation of cellular behaviour and pathobiology of disease, including cancer.


Members are listed below. Additional experts will join the panel as necessary.

Professor Hilary Ashe (Chair)

University of Manchester

Professor Alexis Barr

Imperial College London

Professor Tom Bird

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Professor Pedro Carvalho

University of Oxford

Dr Vilaiwan Fernandes

University College London

Professor Michaela Frye

German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Professor Marius Lemberg

University of Cologne, Germany

Professor Sally Lowell

University of Edinburgh

Professor Ferenc Mueller

University of Birmingham

Professor Eugenia Piddini

University of Bristol

Professor Frank Reimann

University of Cambridge

Professor Jaswinder Sethi

University of Southampton

Professor Rhian Touyz

McGill University, Canada


Greg West

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust