Meet the Team

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Professor Andrew Beggs 

Principal Investigator and Head of the Laboratory

Andrew is a professor of Genomics and Surgery at the University of Birmingham.

He is a cancer geneticist, who undertook his PhD in the laboratory of Professor Ian Tomlinson whilst he was based at the University of Oxford, followed by a post-doctoral period as a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham.

He was awarded a Cancer Research UK / Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Clinician Scientist fellowship and promoted to professor in 2020. 

He is also a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.


Our Scientists

Ms Claire Bryer

CRUK Genomics Scientist, Robotic automation

Dr Dean Larner

Lab Manager and post-doctoral scientist

Dr Neeraj Lal

Academic Clinical Lecturer, post-doctoral scientist, surgical registrar

Ms Samita Patel

Research Technician, Specialist in tumour spheres, 3D tissue culture 

Dr Maria Pinna

Post Doctoral Scientist, Human Cancer Models

Ms Charlie Poxon

Research Technician, Genomics Birmingham Team

Dr Anetta Ptasinska

Post Doctoral Scientist, Genomics Birmingham Team

Dr Joao Silva

Post Doctoral Scientist, Human 3D Cancer Models

Dr Victoria Simms

Post Doctoral Scientist, Early Cancer Diagnosis Research

Ms Louise Tee

Research Technician, CRISPR specialist and PHD Candidate

Ms Celina Whalley

Research Associate, Methylation Array Specialist

Ms Rachel Wheat

Research Technician, Specialist in IHC

Dr Elaine Leung

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer (Gynaeoncology), Post-doctoral translational scientist

The Students

The lab hosts numerous full-time PHD, Masters and Undergraduate students as well as students / postgraduates on observerships, work experience placements.

Helen Bermingham

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Sally Hallam

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Oliver Pickles

CRUK PHD Candidate, Oncology Registrar, UK

Helen Robbins

CRUK PHD Candidate, Oncology Trainee, UK

Toju Sillo

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Agata Stodolna

CRUK PHD Candidate

Robert Tyler

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Kasun Wanigasooriya

PHD Candidate,  Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Lina Antoun

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, UK

Shafquat Zaman

PHD Candidate, Clinical Research Fellow, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Alumni

Mr Mark Dilworth

MD 2013-2015, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, UK

Ms Aneta Drodz

Masters in Bioinformatics, 2020

Dr Neeraj Lal

PHD 2014-2017, General Surgery Registrar, UK

Dr Thomas Nieto

PHD 2016-2019, Transplant Surgery Trainee, UK

Dr Nabil Quraishi

PHD 2016-2019, Consultant Gastroenterologist

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Address

2nd Floor, IBR West, The College of Medical and Dental Science, UoB, Vincent Drive
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, GB

About us

The Beggs Lab is based at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Science at the University of Birmingham. We research cutting edge cancer genetics, focusing primarily on colorectal, oesophageal cancers and sarcomas. We also run the human next generation sequencing facility within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences within the University of Birmingham and provide diagnostic services for the Sars-COV-2 novel Coronavirus.


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