The Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Xin Lu as Co-Director of the Centre, leading on the development of our scientific strategy. Professor Lu is an internationally recognised cancer biologist who combines ground-breaking laboratory research with experimental medicine. She has made major advances in understanding regulation of the tumour suppressor p53, revealing new ways selectively to kill cancer cells. Professor Lu is Director of the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
Professor Mark Middleton, Co-Director of the Centre, said: “I am delighted that Xin has agreed to join me in leading the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre. Her expertise will be invaluable in developing the Centre’s strategy and in increasing engagement with fundamental science groups across Oxford. Her involvement in the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and with the international Ludwig community will be great assets in our drive to make the most of Cancer Research UK’s investment here.”
David Scott, Director of Discovery Research and Research Communications at Cancer Research UK said: “Professor Lu’s appointment is fantastic news for the CRUK Oxford Centre; her skills and experience in leading the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford will be invaluable to foster further collaboration and accelerate progress in translating cancer research for patient benefit.”