Dunn School postdoc starts new research group at The University of Cambridge

Dunn School postdoc starts new research group at The University of Cambridge

Former Dunn School postdoc, Dr Michael Boemo, has opened his independent research group in the University of Cambridge on the 1st of November, 2019.  

Dr Boemo completed his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics in the University of Oxford, where he became interested in applying computational tools to biological research. Based on this interest, he joined the Replication Lab in the Dunn School for his postdoctoral training. There, he developed new mathematical models as well as new software tools to answer biological questions. 

Among his notable achievements in the Replication lab was the development of an innovative new method to study DNA replication at a single molecule level, for which he collaborated with his colleague, Dr Carolin Müller. 

When asked about his time in the Dunn School, Dr Boemo said: “One of the best aspects of the Dunn School was how open everyone was to working with and supporting a computational scientist, even though the department did mostly wet lab biology.  We forged lots of collaborations that took things in new and exciting directions.”

The Boemo group is based in the Department of Pathology at The University of Cambridge. The new group is interested in developing new computational methods to study cell cycle mechanisms. They will mainly focus on how the malfunction of these mechanisms can lead to genomic instability, and subsequently to diseases such as cancer. 

Dr Boemo commented: “My new colleagues in the Department of Pathology at Cambridge have been very welcoming and supportive, and I am really looking forward to working with them.”

Find out more information on the new Boemo lab here.

Written by Shaked Ashkanazi

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 09