Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991
    University degree (B.Sc. Hons in Biochemistry), Dundee University Department of Biochemistry. Awarded 1st class B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry and Class Prize.

  • 1996
    Doctoral degree (PhD), Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), 44 LIF, London (Supervisor: Peter Parker)

  • 1996 – 1999
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), The Salk Institute, San Diego, USA (Supervisor: Tony Hunter)

Selected publications

  • Lóren, C.E., Scully, A., Edeen, P.T., Thomas, J., McKeown, M., Hunter, T. and Palmer, R.H. (2001) DAlk, a novel Drosophila melanogaster RTK, drives ERK activation in the mesoderm. Genes to Cells 6:1-15.

  • Lóren, C.E., Englund, E., Grabbe, C., Hallberg, B., Hunter, T. and Palmer, R.H. (2003) A critical role for the Alk receptor tyrosine kinase in gut development in Drosophila melanogaster. EMBO Reports 4(8): 781-786.

  • Englund, E., Lóren, C.E., Grabbe, C., Varshney, G.K., Deleuil, F., Hallberg, B. and Palmer, R.H. (2003) Jeb signals via the DAlk receptor tyrosine kinase to drive visceral muscle fusion. Nature (425): 512-516.

  • Stute, C., Schimmelpfeng, K., Renkawitz-Pohl, R., Palmer, R.H. and Holz, A. (2004) Myoblast determination in the somatic and visceral mesoderm depends on Notch signal-ling as well as on milliways (miliAlk) as receptor for Jeb signalling. Development (131): 743-754.

  • Grabbe, C., Zervas, C., Hunter, T., Brown, N. and Palmer, R.H. (2004) Drosophila Fo-cal adhesion kinase is not a critical component in integrin mediated adhesion in vivo. Development 131(23):5795-805.

  • Shirinian, M., Lorén, C.E., Grabbe, C. and Palmer, R.H. (2007) Founder cell specifica-tion in the visceral mesoderm is essential for Smad activation in the adjacent endoderm. Differentiation, DOI: 10.1111/j.1432-0436.2006.00148.

  • Ottman, C., Yasmin, L., Weyand, M., Veesenmyer, J.L., Diaz, M.H., Palmer, R.H., Francis, M., Hauser, A.R., Wittinghofer, F. and Hallberg, B. (2007) Phosphorylation-independent interaction between 14-3-3 and exoenzyme S: from structure to pathogene-sis. EMBO Journal, 26(3): 26(3):902-13.

  • Bazigou, E., Apitz, H.., Johansson, J., Lorén, C.E., Hirst, L., Chen, Pei-Ling, Palmer, R.H.* and Salecker, I.* (2007) Anterograde Jelly belly and Alk receptor tyrosine kinase signaling mediates retinal axon targeting in Drosophila. Cell, 128: 1-14.

  • Eriksson, T., Varshney, G., Aspenström, P. and Palmer, R.H. A role for Vrp1 in effi-cient cell fusion in the developing visceral muscle of Drosophila melanogaster. (2010) BMC Developmental Biology, 10:86.

  • Schönherr, C., Ruuth, R., Yamazaki, Y., Eriksson, T., Christensen, J., Palmer, R.H.* and Hallberg, B.* (2011) Activating ALK mutations found in neuroblastoma are inhib-ited by the small inhibitors PF-02341066 and TAE684. Biochem. J. doi:10.1042/BJ20101796.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Biochemical Society

  • European Association for Cancer Research

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