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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry


Marc de la Roche


I carried out my doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Graham Côté, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada and was granted a PhD in 2005. I then moved to the UK to carry out an MRC Career Development Fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Mariann Bienz at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). I subsequently did a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Prof. Bienz' laboratory and afterwards was hired as an MRC Research Scientist at the LMB in 2010. I was eventually promoted to the position of MRC Senior Research Scientist in 2012. I left the LMB in 2013 and took on a Lectureship position in the Department of Biochemistry.

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Research Group Leader  Marc de la Roche​


Location  Sanger Building


The de la Roche Group is accepting enquiries from prospective interns, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.