The Group consists of six full time members of staff who are experts in practical laboratory cytogenetics and the associated data analysis, routine and emergency biodosimetry, radiation protection and a number of associated academic research topics.
Liz is a Ph. D. physics graduate with 10 years of experience as a Radiation Protection Scientist at PHE's Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Effects. As head of the Cytogenetics Group and the Chromosome Dosimetry Service, Liz's main field of research is radiation biodosimetry - using the cytogenetic (cellular and chromosomal) effects of ionising radiation to estimate individual doses.
As a Higher Radiation Protection Scientist, Stephen is an experienced laboratory cytogeneticist with a particular interest in early radiation-induced DNA damage and repair using response markers including ƴH2AX and 53BP1.
Mingzhu has a research background in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering including a number of publications and patents. She also has a wide range of knowledge and hands-on experience in Biomedical Sciences, such as cellular therapy and stem cells.
Clare has a degree in Psychology and assists the Cytogenetics team with numerous aspects of their scientific research. In particular, Clare has an interest in Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) for the Group research projects and also contributes to the scoring of chromosome aberrations.
David started his academic career studying zoology in the University of Wales, successively in Swansea, Bangor and Cardiff as undergrad, post-grad and post-doc. He was then recruited by Andrew McLean and Geoff Dolphin to join the National Radiological Protection Board at its inception in 1971.