Professor Jonathan Strefford BSc., PCCC, PhD
Professor in Cancer Molecular Genetics
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Professor Jonathan Strefford is Professor in Cancer Molecular Genetics within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Professor Jonathan Strefford is a Professor in Cancer Molecular Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. After two years NHS training in clinical cytogenetics, Jon started his postgraduate education with a Ph.D. in Cancer Genetics and Genetic Toxicology at the University of Wales, Swansea. In 2000, he started his postdoctoral careers, working with Professor Bryan Young at the Cancer Research UK Medical Oncology Laboratory at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. In 2002, he received a Lectureship from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, prior to a move to the University of Southampton. In 2008, after four years working with Professor Christine Harrison, Jon was awarded a Personal Fellowship from Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and a Senior Lectureship within the Faculty of Medicine. Jon currently has a research group working on the genetic analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL).
To facilitate these research objectives, Professor Strefford has attracted more than £4.5 million in grant funding from national and international research agencies and charities. He has spoken at international meetings such as the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research. Professor Strefford acts as an editorial board member for a number of international scientific journals, and on a number of national and international scientific committees.
Professor Strefford has extensive experience as a consultant for commercial companies, facilitating the development of FISH and microarray products. He also has strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and acts as a consultant and contract research provider for a series of large international clinical trials.
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BSc., Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth (1994)
PCCC, Association of Clinical Cytogenetics (1996)
Ph.D. Genetic Toxicology, University of Wales Swansea (2000)
Professor in Cancer Molecular Genetics, Cancer Sciences Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (2015- to date)
Reader and Group Leader, Cancer Sciences Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (2012- 2014)
Honorary Clinical Scientist, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital (2006- to date)
Honorary Senior Biomedical Scientist, Department of Pathology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital (2012- to date)
Previous appointments held
Senior Lecturer and Group Leader, Cancer Sciences Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (2008-2012)
Senior Research Fellow, Cancer Sciences Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (2004-2008)
Lecturer in Molecular Oncology, CRUK Department of Medical Oncology, Institute of Cancer, Queen Mary and Westfield College (2002-2004)
Research Fellow, CRUK Medical Oncology Unit, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (1999-2002)