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Adrien Hallou

Dr Adrien Hallou

Dr Adrien Hallou

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

Member of Trinity College

Office: 537 Mott Bld
Email: ah691 @
Wellcome Trust / CRUK Gurdon Institute,
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge. CB2 1QN


TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory
19 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 0HE UK.


Initially trained as a physicist and a chemist at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), I developed my interest for quantitative approaches of biological systems during my MPhil and PhD in Biophysics at the University of Cambridge. I am now a Wellcome Trust Interdisciplinary Research Fellow in the group of Professor Benjamin Simons, where my work combines theoretical methods from statistical and soft matter physics with wet lab biology experiments to understand the role of cellular heterogeneity in cell fate decision, pattern formation and tissue function during development, homeostasis, regeneration and tumorogenesis.

In Plain English

Initially trained as a physical scientist, I perform experiments and theoretical modelling to study stem cells behaviours in epithelial tissues such as the skin, the oesophagus or the intestine. My research has direct biomedical implications and contributes to a better understanding of embryonic development, regeneration of insulted tissues and tumour initiation.