Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1985
    B.A. Hons, University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), 1st Class

  • 1989
    Ph.D. University of London (Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London)

Professional History

  • 1989 – 1990
    Post-doctoral fellow (EMBO), Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, USA

  • 1990 – 1993
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Chester Beatty Laboratories, London

  • 1993 – 1998
    Assistant Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

  • 1995 – 2001
    Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London

  • 1998 – 2002
    Associate Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

  • 2001 – 2003
    Reader, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London

  • 2003 – 2007
    Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London

  • 2003 – 2007
    Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Present Appointment

  • Since 2007
    Professor of Cell Biology, King’s College London

Selected publications

  • Riou, P., Kjaer, S., Garg, R., Purkiss, A., George, R., Cain, R.J., Bineva, G., Reymond, N., McColl, B., Thompson, A.J., O’Reilly, N., McDonald, N.Q., Parker, P.J., Ridley, A.J. (2013) 14-3-3 proteins interact with a hybrid prenyl-phosphorylation motif to inhibit G-proteins. Cell 153, 640-653.

  • Reymond, N,, Borda d'Água, B,, Ridley, A,J. (2013) Crossing the endothelial barrier during metastasis. Nat. Rev. Cancer 13, 858-870.

  • Bhasar, P.J., Infante, E., Khwaja, A., Ridley, A.J. (2013) Analysis of Rho GTPase expression in T-ALL identifies RhoU as a target for Notch involved in T-ALL cell migration. Oncogene 32, 198-208.

  • Reymond, N., Im, J.H., Garg, R., Vega, F.M., Borda d’Agua, B., Riou, P., Cox, S., Valderrama, F., Muschel, R.J., Ridley, A.J. (2012) Cdc42 promotes transendothelial migration of cancer cells through β1 integrin. J. Cell Biol. 199, 653-668.

  • Valderrama, F., Thevapala, S., Ridley, A.J. (2012) Radixin regulates cell migration and cell-cell adhesion through Rac1. J. Cell Sci. 125, 3310-3319.

  • Bai, S.W., Herrera-Abreu, M.T., Rohn, J.L., Racine, V., Tajadura, V., Suryavanshi, N., Bechtel, S., Wiemann, S., Baum, B., Ridley, A.J. (2011) A novel strategy to identify and characterize a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organisation, cell morphology and migration. BMC Biology 9, 54.

  • Vega, F., Fruhwirth, G., Ng, T., Ridley, A.J. (2011) RhoA and RhoC have distinct roles in migration and invasion by acting through different targets. J. Cell Biol. 193, 655-665.

  • Ridley, A.J. (2011) Life at the leading edge. Cell 145, 1012-1022.

  • Heasman, S.J., Carlin, L.M., Ng, T., Ridley, A.J. (2010) Coordinated RhoA signaling at the leading edge and uropod is required for T cell transendothelial migration. J. Cell Biol. 190, 553-563.

  • Heasman, S.J., Carlin, L.M., Ng, T., Ridley, A.J. (2010) Coordinated RhoA signaling at the leading edge and uropod is required for T cell transendothelial migration. J. Cell Biol. 190, 553-563.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Grants awarded (recent selection)

  • Cancer Research UK programme grant, "Rho GTPase signalling in cancer invasion and metastasis", 2013 – 2017

  • AICR project grant, "Roles of Rho/PKN3 and Cdc42/ACK1 in prostate cancer invasion", 2011 – 2014

  • British Heart Foundation King’s College London Centre of Excellence PhD studentship, "Effects of insulin signalling on 14-3-3-binding proteins in endothelial cells’", 2010 – 2013

  • FASESP-KCL Researcher exchange, Ridley AJ and Saad S (UNICAMP, Brazil), "Role of ARHGAP21 and FMNL1 proteins in Rho GTPase signalling and cancer progression", 2010 – 2013

  • Cancer Research UK project grant, "Molecular dissection of early steps of lung colonisation by metastatic breast cancer cells", 2010 – 2013

  • Total Grants awarded: 40, including 4 PhD studentships with industry

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Committees

  • American Society for Cell Biology Finance and Audit Committee, since 2011

  • American Society for Cell Biology Council, 2006 – 2008

  • European Life Sciences Organisation Council, 2005 – 2008

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Editorial board member, Current Opinions journals, since 2012

  • Co-editor with Rebecca Heald, Current Opinion in Cell Biology Vol 23 issue 1, "Cell Structure and Dynamics", since 2011

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Science Signaling, since 2010

  • Editorial board member, EMBO J and EMBO Reports, since 2009

  • Editorial board member, Cell, since 2009

  • Associate Editor, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2003 – 2006

  • Editorial board member, Developmental Cell, since 2001

  • Series Editor for Kluwer Publishers: Proteins and Cell Regulation, since 2001

  • Editorial board member, Journal of Cell Biology, 2000 – 2012

  • Editorial board member, Immunology, 2000 – 2002

  • Editorial board member, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 1999 – 2002

  • Editorial board member, Current Biology, 1999 – 2005

  • Editorial board member, Traffic, 1998 – 2002

  • Editorial advisory panel, Biochemical Journal, 1998 – 2001

  • Editorial board member, International Journal for Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 1997 – 2002; Guest Editor, Special edition on Cell Motility, 2002

Grant Reviewing

  • Scientific Advisory Boards:

  • Systems Biology Institute, Ireland, since 2011

  • Centro Nacional Biotechnologica, Madrid, since 2009

  • Grants Committees:

  • Medical Research Council Molecular and Cellular Medicine Panel, 2011 – 2014

  • European Research Council Advanced Grants, 2009, 2011, 2013; Chair of LS3 panel 2011

  • EMBO Annual Meeting committee, 2009 – 2011

  • Royal Society's Newton International Fellowships Committee, 2008 – 2010

  • Cancer Research UK Project Grants/Scientific Funding Committee, 2006 – 2010

  • EMBO Courses and Workshops Committee, 2005 – 2009

  • Telethon Scientific Committee, 2005 – 2008 (Italy)

  • Specific grant reviews:

  • Research Excellence Framework UK 2014, 2011 – 2014

  • DFG Excellence Initiative Review Panel, Germany, 2012

  • FCT Biological Sciences Review Panel, Portugal, 2009

  • Vienna Biocenter Vision 2020, 2008

  • Cancer Research UK site visits, 2006 – 2010

  • Evaluation Panel for Academy of Finland grants

  • Evaluation Panel for FWF Special Research Programme (Vienna, Austria)

  • AERES experts (review of CNRS and INSERM units, France)

  • Ad hoc:

  • Wellcome Trust, BBSRC UK, MRC UK, AICR, Breast Cancer Campaign, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, EMBO YIP and long-term fellowship interviews, plus multiple European grant funding agencies

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