Alison Woollard
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Alison Woollard

Alison Woollard (born 1968 in Kingston-upon-Thames) is a British biologist. She is a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford[3][4][5] where she is also a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford.[1]


Woollard was educated at University of London, gaining her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences in 1991 and gained her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Oxford on fission yeast supervised by Paul Nurse in 1995.[2][6]


Woollard moved to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge in 1995.[7] Her research focuses on developmental biology of the nematode model organism Caenorhabditis elegans[8][9][10] particularly RUNX genes.[11][12]

Awards and honours

In 2013 Woollard presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.[2][13][14]


  1. ^ a b "Dr Alison Woollard: 'I've got the performing bug'". The Independent. 22 December 2013. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "The Royal Institution of Great Britain | Dr Alison Woollard explores the frontiers of developmental biology in the 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES". Archived from the original on 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ Alison Woollard's publications in Google Scholar
  4. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  5. ^ Alison Woollard's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  6. ^ Woollard, Alison (1995). Cell cycle control in fission yeast (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford.
  7. ^ "Alison Woollard on what she has learnt from mutant worms, The Life Scientific - BBC Radio 4". BBC.
  8. ^ Woollard, A.; Hodgkin, J. (2000). "The caenorhabditis elegans fate-determining gene mab-9 encodes a T-box protein required to pattern the posterior hindgut". Genes & Development. 14 (5): 596-603. PMC 316422. PMID 10716947.
  9. ^ Hayles, J.; Fisher, D.; Woollard, A.; Nurse, P. (1994). "Temporal order of S phase and mitosis in fission yeast is determined by the state of the p34cdc2-mitotic B cyclin complex". Cell. 78 (5): 813-822. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(94)90542-8. PMID 8087848.
  10. ^ Chang, F.; Woollard, A.; Nurse, P. (1996). "Isolation and characterization of fission yeast mutants defective in the assembly and placement of the contractile actin ring". Journal of Cell Science. 109 (1): 131-142. PMID 8834798.
  11. ^ Appleford, P. J.; Woollard, A. (2009). "RUNX genes find a niche in stem cell biology". Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 108 (1): 14-21. doi:10.1002/jcb.22249. PMID 19562739.
  12. ^ Newbury, S.; Woollard, A. (2004). "The 5'-3' exoribonuclease xrn-1 is essential for ventral epithelial enclosure during C. Elegans embryogenesis". RNA. 10 (1): 59-65. doi:10.1261/rna.2195504. PMC 1370518. PMID 14681585.
  13. ^ Woollard, Alison; Gilbert, Sophie. "Tales from the lobster tank". RIGB. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Sample, Ian. "Christmas lectures will address ethical challenges posed by genetics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016.

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