Nic Tapon

Nic Tapon

Qualifications and history

  • 1997 PhD in Biochemistry, University College London, UK
  • 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Centre, USA
  • 2003 Established lab at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Nic was born in Poitiers, France. He completed a BSc in biochemistry at Imperial College London followed by a PhD in Alan Hall's lab at UCL (University College London). He was a postdoctoral fellow in Iswar Hariharan's lab at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, USA and became a staff scientist (CNRS) in Pierre Leopold's lab at the University of Nice, France.

Nic was a junior group leader at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) from 2003 to 2009 and a has been senior group leader since 2009.