Visiting Professors and past groups

Visiting Professors

Roger Highfield OBE, Visiting Professor in Public Engagement

Trained as a chemist, with both an undergraduate and PhD from the University of Oxford, Roger has had a distinguished career as an author, science journalist and broadcaster. He has written 8 popular science books, and thousands of articles for platforms such as The Daily Telegraph (where he was Science Editor for 22 years) and the New Scientist, which he edited for more than three years.  He is currently the Science Director of the Science Museum Group. Roger is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a member of UKRI-Medical Research Council, and a visiting professor in the department of Chemistry at UCL.

Photograph of Roger Highfield wearing a black shirt

Maria Leptin, Visiting Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Maria studied mathematics and biology at the University of Bonn and the University of Heidelberg. She holds a PhD from the University of Heidelberg and conducted her PhD work at the Basel Institute for Immunology. After a postdoc at EMBL, she established her research group at the Max Plack Institute of Developmental Biology in Tübingen, and then became Professor at the University of Cologne, where she still leads a research group. She also runs a research group at EMBL, which focuses on the mechanics of shape determination during development. Maria was Director of EMBO from 2010-21 and is currently the President of the European Research Council (ERC). She is a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, an elected member of EMBO, The Academia Europaea and the German National Academy of Sciences, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Credits- Michael Wodak, Medizin Foto Köln






















Former groups

Listing some of the groups that have left the Dunn School in the last few years.

Acuto group Oreste Acuto has now retired Email:
Barclay group Neil Barclay has now retired  
Bell group Now at Indiana University Website
Brown group Marion Brown has now retired


Fairchild group Paul Fairchild is currently focusing on his private practice as well as his spinout company OXvax


Gluenz group Now at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern Website
Gull group Keith Gull has now retired  
Malloy group Now at the School of Infection & Immunity, University of Glasgow Website
Nieduszynski group Now at the Earlham Institute Website
Waldmann group Herman Waldmann has now retired