Imperial College London

Julia Grizenkova

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Laboratory Manager



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I joined the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) at Imperial College as the Laboratory Manager and Section Safety Coordinator for the Gene Therapy Group, Prof Eric Alton and Prof Uta Griesenbach in 2019. I manage the NHLI Gene Therapy Group’s laboratories, laboratory services and operations. As section safety coordinator, I also ensure that health and safety compliance within the group is maintained to the highest standards.

I joined the Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics at UCL in 2003 having earlier graduated with BSc in Chemistry and PGDip(Eng) in Chemical Technology. In 2006, I graduated with an MSc in Medical Molecular Biology from the University of Westminster and joined the Prion Genetic Modifiers in Mice Group, MRC Prion unit, as a Research Officer. As a research officer I took on an increasing role in laboratory management and obtained a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety in 2017.



Grizenkova J, Akhtar S, Brandner S, et al., 2014, Microglial Cx3cr1 knockout reduces prion disease incubation time in mice, Bmc Neuroscience, Vol:15, ISSN:1471-2202

Akhtar S, Grizenkova J, Wenborn A, et al., 2013, Sod1 Deficiency Reduces Incubation Time in Mouse Models of Prion Disease, Plos One, Vol:8, ISSN:1932-6203

Grizenkova J, Akhtar S, Hummerich H, et al., 2012, Overexpression of the Hspa13 (Stch) gene reduces prion disease incubation time in mice, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:109, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:13722-13727

Grizenkova J, Akhtar S, Collinge J, et al., 2010, The Retinoic Acid Receptor Beta (Rarb) Region of Mmu14 Is Associated with Prion Disease Incubation Time in Mouse, Plos One, Vol:5, ISSN:1932-6203


Grizenkova J, Akhtar S, Collinge J, et al., 2010, The Rarb Region of Mmu14 is Associated with Prion Disease Incubation Time, LANDES BIOSCIENCE, Pages:201-201, ISSN:1933-6896

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