Richard Treisman

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Richard Treisman conducted his thesis research on transcription and RNA processing in polyomavirus with Bob Kamen at the ICRF, receiving his PhD in 1981. After postdoctoral training with Tom Maniatis, he moved to an independent position at the MRC LMB in Cambridge in 1984. Here he started working on how transcription is regulated by growth factors and signalling pathways, continuing this work after his move back to the ICRF in 1988. A major focus of his current research is the relation between cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation, including transcriptional control.

Dr Treisman is a member of EMBO and Fellow of the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences; he received the EMBO medal in 1995 and the Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 2002. Dr Treisman was appointed as Director of the Cancer Research London Research Institute (the former ICRF laboratories) in 2000, and in 2009 became a Research Director at the new Francis Crick Institute, into which the LRI will be incorporated in Spring 2015.