Molecular Basis of Cell Function Expert Review Group

Its remit includes:

  • the fundamentals of gene expression (alternative splicing, imprinting, methylation, transcription, translation, DNA repair and DNA replication)
  • chromosome structure/biology and the fundamental biology of mitosis and meiosis
  • biochemistry
  • chemistry and chemical biology
  • biophysics
  • structural biology
  • proteomics
  • bioinformatics
  • mathematical modelling
  • nanotechnology.

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


Professor Helen Walden (Chair)

University of Glasgow

Professor Pavel Baranov

University College Cork, Ireland

Professor Imre Berger

University of Bristol

Dr Chun-wa Chung


Professor Victoria Cowling

University of Dundee

Professor Ulrike Eggert

King's College London

Professor Nick Gilbert

University of Edinburgh

Professor Andrew McAinsh

University of Warwick

Professor Joanna Morris

University of Birmingham

Dr Matthew Neale

University of Sussex

Professor Ewa Paluch

University of Cambridge

Professor Ana Pombo

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Professor Stefan Raunser

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany

Professor Anne Willis

University of Cambridge

Professor Nikolay Zenkin

University of Newcastle

Professor Xiaodong Zhang

Imperial College London


Emma Ralph

Team Manager, Genetics and Molecular Science

Wellcome Trust

We expect members to comply with our Conflict of Interest Policy [PDF 137KB].