Centre of the Cell Team

Professor Frances Balkwill, Director

Professor of Cancer Biology and Centre Lead, Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, Barts Cancer Institute, and author of thirteen books for children on cell and molecular biology which have been translated into twelve different languages. She is also involved in a project to communicate the science of HIV/AIDS to the children of South Africa. In 2004 she won the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation’s Award for Communication in Life Sciences and in 2005 she was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize.

Katie Chambers, Head of Learning

020 7882 2565


Akmol Hussain, Head of Operations

020 7882 8479


Mohammed Rofik, Bookings Officer

020 7882 2562


Liz Danner, Learning & Access Manager (Maternity Cover)

020 7882 2476


Ameerah Khan, Learning & Outreach Officer

020 7882 7168


Centre of the Cell and the Centre for Paediatrics at Queen Mary have developed a fascinating new free workshop all about air pollution. This is a wonderful opportunity for your pupils to take part in a real research project in a hands-on workshop. We will then invite pupils to directly take part in our air pollution research. Please contact Ameerah if your school is interested in this opportunity.

Alex Jenkin, Learning & Outreach Officer

020 7882 2566


Rebecca Knowlson, Learning & Outreach Officer

020 7882 2477


Ros Croker, ‘Young Roots’ Project Manager

020 7882 2564


Ros is the Project Manager Centre of the Cell’s medical history project led by young people aged 14 – 18 and supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Elise Allthorpe-Mullis, Content Developer


Carla Brown, Content Developer


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Centre Address:

Blizard Institute
4 Newark Street
E1 2AT

Office Address:

Office 223
Garrod Building
Turner Street
E1 2AD

Booking enquiries:

Tel: 0207 882 2562
Email: info@centreofthecell.org