Ludwig Cancer Research engages leading scientists and clinicians in an integrated effort to understand and confront the challenge of cancer. The Oxford Branch is based at the University of Oxford and benefits from excellent links with the global Ludwig and local Oxford research communities.


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Mads Gyrd-Hansen is a cell scientist to watch

Posted 16/06/2017

Ludwig group leader Mads Gyrd-Hansen is featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Cell Science, as a 'Cell scientist to watch'. Mads was interviewed by one of the J Cell Sci editors for a Minifocus on Ubquitin Regulation and Function. Read the interview to find out more about Mads' research, his career, advice for young scientists and his love of Nordic cuisine!

Ludwig runs the Town and Gown 10K

Posted 17/05/2017

Around 25 staff and students from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research donned their running shoes and team t-shirts to run 10K in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. The 2017 Oxford 'Town and Gown' race on Sunday 14th May attracted more than 4000 runners, from first-timers to serious athletes. The Ludwig team were rewarded for all their training efforts by beautiful sunshine and a fantastic crowd. Congratulations to all our runners! The ...

Recent publications

New horizons in hypoxia signaling pathways. Exp Cell Res, 356 (2), pp. 116-121. Article

Update on hypoxia-inducible factors and hydroxylases in oxygen regulatory pathways: from physiology to therapeutics. Hypoxia (Auckl), 5, pp. 11-20. Article

Analysis of live cell images: Methods, tools and opportunities. Methods, 115, pp. 65-79. Article

Functions of bromodomain-containing proteins and their roles in homeostasis and cancer. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol, 18 (4), pp. 246-262. Article

Translation reprogramming is an evolutionarily conserved driver of phenotypic plasticity and therapeutic resistance in melanoma. Genes Dev, 31 (1), pp. 18-33. Article


Our researchers are investigating all stages of cancer, from the risk of disease through to new treatment opportunities. Many of the research groups are interested the causes and consequences of differences among cells within a tumour and variability among different tumours. Find out more about the Ludwig research groups.


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Florent Ginhoux: Biology of dendritic cells and Macrophages: From development to functions, 13/Jul/2017 11:00

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