Professor Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Professor Robin Williams

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Head of Centre

Phone: +44 1784 276162

Research interests

Our research covers a range of areas from drug discovery, to pharmacogenetics (of both drugs and natural products), to taste-related research. We work on a range of human diseases including epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer's disease, including both basic research and drug discovery. We also focus on a range of 3Rs initiatives, replacing animals as the first-choice model for research in biomedical sciences. Many of these projects are based in a simple non-animal model, the social amoeba Dictyostelium. We have funding broadly from industry, but also Research Council and charity sources.


Current Research Group

  • Dr Grant Otto
  • Anna Frej
  • Chris Perry
  • Kate Augustin
  • Devdutt Sharma
  • Marco Cocoricchio
  • Elizabeth Kelly


Previous members

  • Alessandra Zuckermann
  • Nichol Pakes
  • Marthe Ludtmann
  • Steve Robery
  • Nicole Terback (Rickett)
  • Dr Nadine Pawolleck (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Dr Lucy Elphick



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