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Rob Beagrie

Group Leader / Sir Henry Dale Fellow

  • Group Leader at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
  • Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Rob joined the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics as a new Group Leader in April 2022, supported by a Wellcome Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. Rob heads the Chromatin and Disease group, which uses  experimental and computational approaches to study human genetic diseases caused by chromatin dysfunction.

Rob studied Biochemistry at Cambridge University, then did his doctoral research with Prof. Ana Pombo at Imperial College and the Max Delbruck Centre in Berlin. Rob was then awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to move to the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and work with Prof. Doug Higgs on gene expression in early red blood cell differentiation.