About Us

The Teif lab is located in the University of Essex in the historic town Colchester. We are interested in quantitative aspects of gene regulation in chromatin using approaches of biophysics, bioinformatics and next generation sequencing. We work on biomedical systems ranging from mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation to human cell lines to actual cancer patients (CLL, glioblastoma, breast cancer).

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Current lab members

“Passionate about science, education and the Internet. Interested in modelling gene regulation”

–  Dr Vladimir Teif 

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“Passionate about chromatin topology and machine learning; Lacrosse player, Pint of Science co-organiser”

Christopher Clarkson

“An avid learner, interested in transcription factors and regulation of gene expression. Also a big fan of CTCF”

Dr Hulkar Mamayusupova

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“Interested in cancer biology in general and nucleosome repositioning in cancer specifically. And having fun:)”

Christopher Armstrong

“An aspiring stem cell researcher interested in bioinformatics and regenerative medicine. Also a music lover and film aficionado”

– Ralph Samarista 

We are always interested in new people and  projects. If you have your own ideas we will be happy to support your applications for fellowships, e.g. listed here.

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Previous lab members

Dr Graeme Thorn, postdoctoral fellow (2017-2018)

Dr Svetlana Gretton, postdoctoral fellow (2017)

Dr Ioanna Pavlaki, postdoctoral fellow (2016)