Prof. Alan Warren
FRCP, FRCPath, PhD, FMedSci
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Plenary lecture 4: Sculpting the catalytic core of the ribosome-insights from rare disease
Alan Warren graduated in Biochemistry (1983) and Medicine (1986) from the University of Glasgow and trained in Haematology at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He was appointed Professor of Haematology in 2003. He gained his PhD in molecular biology at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge under the supervision of Terry Rabbitts FRS, where he discovered an essential role for the leukaemia-associated LIM-domain protein Lmo2 in haematopoiesis. The current focus of the Warren laboratory is to elucidate basic mechanisms of eukaryotic ribosome assembly and to understand how corruption of this process causes stem cell subversion and leukaemia predisposition. He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005 and received a FEBS Award from the Austrian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in September 2016.