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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.


2021 - Present
Professor of Molecular Genetics
Department of Biochemistry, Oxford

2020 - Present
William R Miller Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry
St Edmund Hall, Oxford

2020 - 2021
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Oxford

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

Science Research Fellow
St john´s College, Oxford

2008 - 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

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



Our departmental web page at Biochemistry, University of Oxford
Lars is the William R Miller Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry at St Edmund Hall

Lars presented a lecture at Teddy Hall on "Genes, Genetics and Epigenetics", December 2020, Oxford Our Science in basic terms. Lars wrote a lay blog on genetics and epigenetics for Teddy Hall, Oxford