Julian Downward#

Julian Downward
Membership Number:5952
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - present Associate Research Director & Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
  • 2011 - 2019 Senior Group Leader, Institute of Cancer Research, Fulham Road, London (part time secondment, 20%)
  • 2002 - 2015 Associate Director & Senior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, London, UK
  • 1993 - 2002 Senior Group Leader, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London, UK
  • 1989 - 1993 Junior Group Leader at Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London, UK
  • 1986 - 1989 Post-doctoral research fellow at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in laboratory of Dr Robert Weinberg
  • 1982 - 1986 Graduate Student at Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), London, UK, in laboratory of Dr Michael Waterfield.Ph.D. awarded by Imperial College, University of London
  • 1979 - 1982 Undergraduate at Cambridge University, U.K. B.A. hons (first class) in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry specialisation)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Oncogenes
  • Tumour microenvironment
  • Growth signaling
  • Cancer biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 European Research Council Advanced Grant Award (RASIMMUNE €2.5m over five years)
  • 2018 Michel Clavel Memorial Lecture of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer / National Cancer Institute / American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2015 Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award (£2m over 6.5 years).
  • 2013 European Research Council Advanced Grant Award (RASTARGET €2.5m over six years)
  • 2012 Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, UK)
  • 2010 Elected a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2009 Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), the UK’s national academy of medical science
  • 2005 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the UK’s national academy of sciences
  • 2004 European Association for Cancer Research Mike Price Memorial Lecture
  • 1995 Elected a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 1993 I.S.I. "Citation Classic" status for publication J.Downward et al. (1984) Nature 307, 521. "Close similarity of epidermal growth factor receptor and v-erb B oncogene protein sequences."

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