Professor Axel Behrens

Scientific Director

Professor Axel Behrens is the inaugural Scientific Director of the Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre. He joined the Centre in June 2020 as a joint appointment between the Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London. He is a well-known international expert in cancer stem cell biology and a major figure in UK cancer research. He completed his PhD in Austria and carried out his postdoctoral studies in Switzerland, before setting up a laboratory at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) in 2001. Professor Behrens has also built his credentials in convergence science and is a leading expert in building multidisciplinary partnerships.


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