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We are recruiting!

We are looking for passionate and curious individuals for PhD, Postdoctoral and Research Assistant positions. Our research is interdisciplinary and collaborative and we strive to provide a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment. If you have a background in tissue or stem cell biology, biophysics, computational biology, machine learning or image analysis, please contact us and send your CV and a brief description of your research interests to Dr. Adrien Hallou (

DPhil Studentships

There are several DPhil funding opportunities available to join our Lab such as the Kennedy Institute DPhil in Molecular & Cellular Medicine programme, the NIH OxCam programme, the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP or several University run scholarship schemes. Please contact us if you are interested.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are happy to support applications for independent postdoctoral fellowships on a range of topics. If your research vision could benefit from our input and expertise, then please get in touch and we can discuss next steps. Some possible funding opportunities include: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships, Wellcome Early-Career Awards, HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships, Newton International Fellowships, 1851 Research Fellowships or Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Adrien Hallou

MSc (Paris) MPhil PhD (Cantab)

Group Leader in Tissue Biology (Innovation Investigator Track)

I am a Group Leader in Tissue Biology (Innovation Investigator Track) and lead an interdisciplinary research group funded by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR). My group develops innovative experimental and computational approaches combining mechanobiology, spatial genomics, live imaging, machine learning and mathematical modelling to investigate the role of mechanical and biochemical signalling in cell fate decisions and tissue dynamics in development, homeostasis and inflammatory diseases.

Initially trained as a physicist and chemist at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, I developed my interest in quantitative approaches to biological systems during my MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, where I was supported by an Oliver Gatty Studentship in Biophysical Sciences. My doctoral research work, which was supervised by Professor Alex Kabla and Professor Jean-Marc Di Meglio (University of Paris), used both theory and experiment to understand the mechanobiology of collective cell migration behaviour observed in cancer metastasis and of pattern formation during morphogenesis.

Subsequently, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Darwin College Cambridge and a Herchel Smith Research Fellow in the group of Professor Benjamin Simons FRS FMedSci at the Wellcome / CRUK Gurdon Institute, where my work focused on developing new computational and experimental approaches to understand the role of tissue mechanics in cell fate decisions in development, adult tissue homeostasis and tumourigenesis.