Crick researcher wins Future Leader Award

03 November 2015

Peter Van Loo collecting trophy

Congratulations to Crick researcher Dr Peter Van Loo who was awarded a Cancer Research UK Future Leader Award at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool yesterday. The award recognises researchers who have demonstrated the potential to achieve world-leading status by producing international quality research.

To win the award candidates must be within 10 years of completing their PhD. Peter received an honorarium of £10,000 and a commemorative trophy which was presented to him at the conference yesterday. Dr Chris Bakal from the ICR and Dr John Brognard from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute also received a Future Leader Award.  

Alongside this, cancer biologist Professor Mel Greaves was awarded the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work investigating the causes of childhood leukaemia. Professor Greaves worked at what became the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) before moving to The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in 1984.

  • Peter Van Loo's  research group aims to leverage the wealth of data from massively parallel sequencing efforts to understand carcinogenesis and cancer evolution.