The Guettler Lab

Divisions of Structural Biology and Cancer Biology

The Institute of Cancer Research

Lab News

Iona successfully defends her PhD thesis
14/04/2023

Iona successfully defends her PhD thesis

Many congratulations to Iona Black for successfully defending her PhD thesis!

Michael launches his research lab
03/02/2023

Michael launches his research lab

Last December, we said farewell to Michael Ranes, Postdoctoral Fellow in our team. Funded by Wellcome, Michael has now launched his own research lab at the University of Oxford, where he will study Wnt/beta-catenin signalling mechanisms. Congratulations Michael!

Cryo-EM reveals structural basis of tankyrase activation by polymerisation
24/11/2022

Cryo-EM reveals structural basis of tankyrase activation by polymerisation

In our latest paper, we report structure-function studies that reveal how tankyrase is turned from a sluggish to an active protein by filamentous polymerisation. You can read the open-access paper here. The paper comes with a press release by ICR. Congratulations to the team!

Welcome Shafayat!
17/10/2022

Welcome Shafayat!

We welcome Shafayat Azad to our team. Shaf joins us as a PhD Student and will investigate the mechanisms of telomere maintenance.

Michael speaks at “Black in Cancer”
10/10/2022

Michael speaks at “Black in Cancer”

Michael Ranes speaks at the inaugural “Black in Cancer” conference – an international collaboration between Black in Cancer and Cancer Research UK, one of our major funders.

Team Member Yexin Xie receives her PhD
10/10/2022

Team Member Yexin Xie receives her PhD

Last month, we celebrated Yexin’s PhD graduation. Many congratulations Yexin on your well-deserved PhD, and all the best for your next steps!

Thank you and goodbye to Nisha!
26/09/2022

Thank you and goodbye to Nisha!

After almost three years in the lab, Nisha is moving on. We say thank you and goodbye – all the best for the future! Stay tuned for exciting publication news coming soon.

Farewell Euan!
26/09/2022

Farewell Euan!

We say thank you and farewell to Euan Colaco Osorio, who joined us for almost two months as a Summer Student funded by the Lister Institute. All the best for your next adventure!

Iona awarded poster prize at American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
26/09/2022

Iona awarded poster prize at American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

PhD Student Iona Black has has been awarded the Best Poster prize at the 37th American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Symposium held in New York City in June 2022. To attend the conference, Iona received a Royal Society of Chemistry researcher development grant of £500. Many congratulations Iona!

2022 Lab Retreat in Hastings
16/06/2022

2022 Lab Retreat in Hastings

Our first lab retreat in a long time: two days of science and sunshine … and lots of food.