Principal Investigator

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Native of Brabant, the Netherlands, trained as a molecular geneticist in Leiden and as a cell biologist in San Diego, Lars runs a team aimed at understanding chromatin-based epigenetic inheritance.

Education and Training

2003 - 2008 Postoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, La Jolla, CA
and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

2002 PhD degree, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department of Molecular Genetics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands


July 2018 - Present
Principal Investigator - Wellcome Senior Research Fellow
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK

January 2019 - Present
Science Research Fellow
St john´s College, Oxford

April 2008 - June 2018
Principal Investigator - Laboratory for Epigenetic Mechanisms Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

2004 - 2008
Postdoctoral fellow - Advisor: Dr. Don W. Cleveland
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, La Jolla, CA

Postdoctoral fellow - Advisor: Dr. Kevin F. Sullivan
The Scripps Research Institute, Dept. of Cell Biology, La Jolla, CA

1997 - 2002
Doctoral training (PhD)- Advisor: Dr. Jaap Brouwer
Leiden University, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, The Netherlands

1996 Undergraduate - Advisor: Dr. Paul J. Hooykaas
Leiden University, The Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, The Netherlands



Our departmental web page at Biochemistry, University of Oxford
Lars is a Science Research Fellow in Biochemistry at St john´s College. We maintain an affiliation with the Insituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal