Cancer Research UK

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The London Research Institute conducts cutting edge basic biological research to improve our understanding of cancer. The LRI has made significant breakthroughs since its inception and continues to be at the forefront of its field.


The LRI's research portfolio focuses around three themes- the biology of tissues and tumours, cellular regulatory mechanisms and genomic integrity and cell cycle. Follow the links for more information. 

Signal Transduction - biology of tissues & organs
Signal Transduction - molecular cell biology
The cell cycle and chromosomes

Positions available at the LRI

The Francis Crick Institute

For more information on the project visit the Francis Crick Institute Site. Find out about the Cancer Research UK fundraising campaign Create the Change.

Blue Skies and Bench Space

Blue skies and Bench Space, an unconventional history of Molecular Biology and the LRI is now available to buy or download. For more information visit the BSBS website.

Latest News

Wednesday 23 July 2014

LRI Group Leader, Caetano Reis e Sousa included in Thomson Reuters’ ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2014’

Friday 13 June 2014

This collaborative paper from the Molecular Machines group headed by Alessandro Costa, Protein Purification Facility, headed by Svend Kjaer and Luca Pellegrini’s group at the Univeristy of Cambridge, was published recently in Nature.