Imperial College London

Dr Sara Lamas Marques

Central FacultyResearch Office

Network Development Manager



+44 (0)20 7594 9080s.lamas-oliveira-marques




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





As a Network Development Manager, I act as the key contact to help support a series of growing cross-Faculty communities and particularly the Imperial networks of Excellence. I also manage the annual review process for the Imperial Centres and Networks as well as the calls and applications for new ones.

Before joining Imperial's Funding strategy team as a network development manager, I was a research support coordinator at NHLI. I have also coordinated the Dementia and Parkinson Portfolio Development Groups at NIHR and had a position as project manager at the Bone Marrow Dynamics Laboratory at Imperial College, where I also shared the coordination of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Network.

I am a biologist by training and a GABBA PhD program  alumni. I am also passionate about equality, diversity and science communication so I have been working with Native Scientist to tackle educational disadvantage in immigrant communities through science outreach, while widening scientists skills and participation on it.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Depoix D, Marques SR, Ferguson DJP, et al., 2020, Vital role for Plasmodium berghei Kinesin8B in axoneme assembly during male gamete formation and mosquito transmission, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:22, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:1-16

Marques SR, Ramakrishnan C, Carzaniga R, et al., 2015, An essential role of the basal body protein SAS-6 in Plasmodium male gamete development and malaria transmission, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:17, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:191-206

Marques SR, Yelon D, 2009, Differential requirement for BMP signaling in atrial and ventricular lineages establishes cardiac chamber proportionality, Developmental Biology, Vol:328, ISSN:0012-1606, Pages:472-482

Marques SR, Lee Y, Poss KD, et al., 2008, Reiterative roles for FGF signaling in the establishment of size and proportion of the zebrafish heart, Developmental Biology, Vol:321, ISSN:0012-1606, Pages:397-406

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