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Adrien Hallou

Dr Adrien Hallou

Dr Adrien Hallou

Postdoc in Prof Simons' group

Office: 537 Mott Bld
Email: ah691 @
Stem Cell Institute,
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge. CB2 1QR


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 postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Professor Ben Simons, where my work combines methods from statistical mechanics and soft matter physics with wet lab biology experiments to understand the role of cellular heterogeneity in cell fate decision and tissue function during homeostasis, regeneration and tumorogenesis.

In Plain English

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