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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New Ludwig professors

Posted 14/07/2016

Three Ludwig Oxford group leaders have been successful in the 2016 University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise. Benoit Van den Eynde has been conferred the title Professor of Tumour Immunology, and Mads Gyrd-Hansen and Skirmantas Kriaucionis are made Associate Professors. Congratulations to Benoit, Mads and Skirmantas!

Ludwig scientists at Oxfordshire Science Festival Health Day

Posted 05/07/2016

A team of Ludwig post-docs and students spent a day in a busy Oxford shopping centre - giving shoppers an interactive introduction to cancer biology and research. Children and adults had a go at targeting cancer cells on our coconut shy: a fun activity with a serious message. People could also make colourful cell models to learn about the functions of different parts and how they can go wrong in cancer.

Recent publications

Introducing STRaNDs: shuttling transcriptional regulators that are non-DNA binding. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. Article

5-hydroxymethylcytosine marks regions with reduced mutation frequency in human DNA. Elife, 5. Article

Simultaneous single-molecule epigenetic imaging of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113 (16). Article

An Intronic Flk1 Enhancer Directs Arterial-Specific Expression via RBPJ-Mediated Venous Repression. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 36 (6). Article

The importance of p53 pathway genetics in inherited and somatic cancer genomes. Nat Rev Cancer, 16 (4). 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.


Ludwig Seminars take place in the NDMRB (TDI) Basement Seminar Room. All University members welcome.

Daniel Anderson: Title TBC, 07/Sep/2016 11:00

Dr Jan Korbel: Title TBC, 03/Nov/2016 11:00

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