R Sawarkar
Dr Ritwick Sawarkar
College Lecturer in Biochemistry, MRC Investigator / Senior Group Leader
Medical Science
Proteostasis, Transcription, chromatin
Dr Sawarkar studied Microbiology and Biochemistry in Mumbai (India) and obtained his PhD in 2010 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr Sawarkar then moved to the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH-Zürich in Basel (Switzerland) as a postdoctoral Fellow with Renato Paro. In 2014, he started his own independent group at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg (Germany), before moving to the MRC Toxicology Unit at the university of Cambridge in 2019. He received the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018 and Alfred Tissières Young Investigator Award in 2019.

The primary research interest of the lab is to understand the regulatory principles governing coordination between the three major steps of gene expression: transcription, translation and protein folding. The lab uses human cell lines and mouse as models and implement a variety of approaches ranging from forward genetic screens, genomics, microscopy to biochemistry, proteomics etc.

Office: E6A New Court
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