Qualifications and history
- 1997 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Exeter, UK
- 1998 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Oxford University, UK
- 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK
- 2005 Established lab at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK
- 2015 Group leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Martin Singleton carried out his PhD on the characterisation and applications of enzymes involved in stereoselective organic synthesis, in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Exeter.
He then moved to the laboratory of Dale Wigley at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, where his work focused on the structure and mechanism of DNA helicases. He moved with the Wigley group to the Cancer Research UK Clare Hall laboratories in 2000, where he continued his helicase interests, before establishing his own lab at the London Research Institute in 2005 (now part of the Francis Crick Institute). There, his group has been studying the proteins that constitute the kinetochore and, more recently, the sister chromatid cohesion apparatus.