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Medical Research Council (MRC)

European Research Council (ERC)

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Leukaemia UK

Anjali Kusumbe


Group Leader

Director of the Oxford Tissue Imaging Centre

Anjali Kusumbe is the head of the Tissue and Tumour Microenvironments Group at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

She received an MRC Career Development Award in 2017 and European Research Council, Starting Grant, in 2019 to lead her independent research programme. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany, in 2016. She pursued her doctoral studies with a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research fellowship, India and was awarded a PhD in 2012.


Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) GOLD Award, 2023

Rising Star (International Society for Regenerative Biology), 2023

Women In Cell Biology Early Career Medal (British Society for Cell Biology), 2023

Life Sciences Medal (Royal Microscopical Society), 2022

Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) GOLD Award, 2022

Iain T Boyle Memorial Award (European Calcified Tissue Society), 2021

Alice L. Jee Award (Orthopaedic Research Society), 2015

Werner-Risau Memorial Award (German Society for Cell Biology), 2014

Memberships & Honours

Elected Member - Royal Microscopical Society Life Sciences Section Committee

Director - Wolfson Imaging Centre, Oxford

Founding Scientific Lead for Tissue Imaging - Oxford-Zeiss Centre of Excellence (Zeiss CoE)

UK Reference Customer - Miltenyi Biotec (MB)

John Goldman Fellow (Leukaemia UK)

European Research Council (ERC) Investigator

Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research Senior Fellow (until 2021)

Elected member - European Calcified Tissue Society Academy Task force leader - mentoring committee for students and junior postdocs (until 2017)

The Kusumbe group is very grateful to MRC, ERC, Leukaemia UK, CRUK and KTRR for supporting the research in the lab.

Imaging/Microscope Grants for the Imaging Faciities:

Kusumbe as the Lead Investigator or Co-Investigator 

Zeiss 880 Laser Scanning Microscope

UM2 Light Sheet Microscope

Blaze Light Sheet Microscope

Leica Tissue Scanner

Zeiss 980 Laser Scanning Microscope

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