This Crick lecture has been postponed due to ill health.
Gillian Griffiths: Cancer assassins - cilia, synapses and immunodeficiencies
Gillian Griffiths is Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. She studied Immunology at University College London before moving to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge for her PhD, supervised by César Milstein.
Griffiths was one of the first to show that immune cells have specialised mechanisms of secretion, and identified proteins and mechanisms that control cytotoxic T lymphocyte secretion. Her research focuses on understanding the cell biology of polarised secretion from lymphocytes, using insights gained from genetic disease and parallels between different biological systems to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying this process.
Griffiths was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005 and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in 2006. In 2013, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.