Professor Julie Ahringer

Professor Julie Ahringer is a Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute. Her group investigates chromatin structure and function.  Julie pioneered genome-wide RNAi screening, carrying out the first systematic inactivation of genes in an animal by creating the widely-used C. elegans RNAi feeding library.  She is a member of EMBO, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and she received the Francis Crick lecture prize of the Royal Society in 2004.