Thomas Surrey received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He then spent three years at Princeton University, USA, as a postdoc, before he moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

He started his lab at EMBL in 2002. In 2011 he moved his lab to the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (which is now part of the Francis Crick Institute). In 2012 he was elected an EMBO member.

In 2015 he received the Hooke Medal of the British Society of Cell Biology.

Qualifications and history

1995
University of Tuebingen and Max-Planck Institute for Biology, Germany
PhD
1995
Princeton University, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow
1998
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Postdoctoral fellow and staff scientist
2002
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Team and later group leader
2011
London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK
Established lab
2015
Francis Crick Institute
Group Leader