Dr Chris Sibley

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Dr Chris Sibley

Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Edinburgh

Chris Sibley’s research is focused on understanding what goes wrong in the cells of the brain and spinal cord in MND. Specifically, his group studies genetic messages of ‘RNA’ which are always perturbed in MND. Using a wide range of laboratory and computational tools applied to both human stem cells and post-mortem tissue, his team aim to understand how these changes contribute to disease development.

Chris has a B.A. in Physiological Sciences, M.Sc in Neuroscience and DPhil in Medical Sciences from Oxford University. He carried out post-doctoral work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, the UCL Institute of Neurology, and Melbourne University’s Department of Pathology. In 2015 he moved to Imperial College London to setup his independent research group studying RNA metabolism in ALS. In 2019, Chris then moved to the University of Edinburgh with the support of a Sir Henry Dale fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. More information about Chris’ work can be found at www.thesibleylab.com.