Prof. Banafshe Larijani

Co-founder, Joint Managing Director, Chief Scientific Officer, BOD and SAB.

Prof. Banafshe Larijani holds a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Head of Cell Biophysics Laboratory since 2002 at Cancer Research UK, she was appointed Senior Scientist in 2012 and in 2014 was awarded the Ikerbasque Research Professorship. She holds adjunct professorships with University of Bath (UK), Stony Brooks University NY and University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, (USA). Her laboratory is a cutting-edge cross-disciplinary platform, which draws upon the physical sciences to develop novel avenues for investigation of biological processes in signalling. The outcomes of her fundamental research involving the application of quantitative imaging (FRET-FLIM) for investigating molecular mechanisms of various oncoproteins have resulted in their application to clinical objectives. Cell Biophysics is now at the Biophysics Institute Insituto Biofisika) and Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology (PiE) in Bilbao, Spain. Banafshé is currently the Director of the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) at the University of Bath, UK (