Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Reader in Cell Cycle Control



+44 (0)20 7594 5302d.mann




605Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Dr Mann's lab is applying chemical biology techniques to cancer models, particularly those relating to cell proliferation and signal transduction. Many cancers exhibit aberrant signalling and the enzymes involved can make excellent targets for therapeutic intervention.  We aim to generate chemical probes for key oncogenes and tumour suppressors to investigate their function and to act as starting points for therapeutic intervention.  For more details, click the Research tab above.


Enquiries are always welcome from individuals interested in pursuing research within our group.



Watson L, Soliman TN, Davis K, et al., 2021, Co-ordinated control of the Aurora B abscission checkpoint by PKC epsilon complex assembly, midbody recruitment and retention, Biochemical Journal, Vol:478, ISSN:0264-6021, Pages:2247-2263

Vilar Compte R, Summers P, Lewis B, et al., 2021, Visualising G-quadruplex DNA dynamics in live cells by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723

Craven GB, Armstrong A, Mann DJ, 2020, Quantitative Irreversible Tethering (qIT) for Target-directed Covalent Fragment Screening, Bio-protocol, Vol:10

Qin B, Craven GB, Hou P, et al., 2020, Acrylamide Fragment Inhibitors that Induce Unprecedented Conformational Distortions in Enterovirus 71 3C and SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease

Craven GB, Affron DP, Kösel T, et al., 2020, Multiparameter kinetic analysis for covalent fragment optimization using quantitative irreversible tethering (qIT), Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology, Vol:21, ISSN:1439-4227, Pages:3417-3422

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