Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Simon Bullock has been a scientific group leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology since 2004. His group uses biochemistry, single molecule imaging and genetics to shed light on how cellular constituents are sorted in cells by cytoskeletal motors. The Bullock lab has been a key contributor to the application of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to the fruit fly, Drosophila. In 2015, Simon was part of a group of geneticists that produced recommendations for the safe use of gene drive technology in the laboratory.
Simon holds a PhD from the National Institute for Medical Research, where he carried out research in Rosa Beddington's lab, and a BSc from the University of Durham. He is a recipient of the Lister Research Prize, and was elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2015.