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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Genetic screens in human cells using RNA-sequencing

Posted 05/08/2016

Reverse genetics – the approach of understanding gene function by analysing the effects of altered DNA sequences – has been used on a large scale to ‘label’ genes with particular functions in model organisms, but it is technically difficult in human cells. Sebastian Nijman and colleagues now present a scalable approach to link genotype to phenotype in human cells, which could be used to study poorly characterised human genes.


Act on Acceptance update

Posted 29/07/2016

Do you want to know more about Open Access? Find out about Act on Acceptance & ORCID from an expert? Book a place for our session on Tuesday 23rd August, 2-3pm in Room B at the WTCHG. Juliet Ralph, the Open Access Subject librarian, will be available for your toughest questions.

Recent publications

Parallel reverse genetic screening in mutant human cells using transcriptomics. Mol Syst Biol, 12 (8).

ASPP2 deficiency causes features of 1q41q42 microdeletion syndrome. Cell Death Differ. Article

Introducing STRaNDs: shuttling transcriptional regulators that are non-DNA binding. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol, 17 (8). Article

5-hydroxymethylcytosine marks regions with reduced mutation frequency in human DNA. Elife, 5 (MAY2016). Article

Simultaneous single-molecule epigenetic imaging of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113 (16). 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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Dr Daniel Anderson: Inhibition of the AAA-ATPase p97 with the first in class inhibitor CB-5083 as a novel approach to treat cancer, 07/Sep/2016 11:00

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