JansenLab Members

It´s all about people

Lars Jansen, Group Leader

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Ben Carty, Postdoc

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Pawel Mikulski, Postdoc

Example content image Pawel is from Poland, trained in Germany and at the John Innes in Norwich bringing a unique plant perspective to our lab. He now applies his chromatin and transcription expertise to understand long term transcriptional memory in innate immunity.


Puneet Singh, Postdoc

Example content image Originally from Inda, I´m trained in Edinburgh, Scotland as a fission yeast centromere expert and now aim to take on something slightly bigger, i.e. the mammalian centromere!



Izma Zani, Lab manager & Res associate

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Sahar Tehrani, PhD student

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Bas van den Berg, PhD student

Example content image I´m a student from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. I´m focusing on the hard problem of understanding how CENP-A chromatin is maintained at the right level at the centromere and what determines the unique stability of CENP-A, using neocentromeres as a model.


Former Members

Moved on but still part of the family!

Marina Murillo, Postdoc

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Current position:

Postdoctoral researcher with Elena Reales and Álvaro Juárez at INiBICA, Cádiz, Spain


Sam East, Masters student

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Current position:

Research Scientist at Horizon Discovery, Cambridge, UK


Inês Milagre, Postdoc

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Current position:

Postdoc with Raquel Oliveira, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Wojtek Siwek, Postdoc

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Current position:

Postdoc with Bob Kingston, Harvard, Cambridge, MA


Sreyoshi Mitra, Postdoc

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Current position:

Postdoc with Iva Tchasovnikarova, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK


João Mata, Lab manager & tech

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Current position:

Staff Lab manager at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Dragan Stajic

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Current position:

Postdoc with Rike Stelkens, Stockholm University



Ana Stankovic

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Current position:

Postdoc with Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich



Ruben Abreu

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Current position:

PhD student with Markus Landthaler, MDC Berlin



Dani Bodor

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Current position:

Postdoc with Geert Kops, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht.



Maximiliano De Napoli

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Current position:

Bioars S.A., Argentina.




Mariluz Gomez

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Current position:

Associate Professor Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia


Ana Filipa David

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Current position:

PhD Student with Daniel Gerlich, IMBA Vienna.



Luis Valente

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Current position:

Coordinator Gulbenkian Collaborative Centre, Portugal



Mariana Silva

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Current position:

COLife Coordinator Lisbon and Oeiras Collaboration for Life Sciences, Portugal


Nuno Martins

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Current position:

Postdoc with Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Lab Pics

Post lockdown BBQ Party, April 2021

Photo booth at Biochem Xmas party, Jansen Lab Dec 2019

Jansen & Domingos Lab legendary Xmas dinner, Dec 2019

Paris Kinetochore workshop, August 2019

BBQ inauguration party Jansen Lab at Oxford, August 2019

Azores joint lab retreat with Oliveira Lab, June 2018

Xmas dinner 2017

Ana Stankovic defends her PhD! April 2017

Sam East ends his internship, October 2016

was great to have you with us!

Ana Stankovic and her colleagues, March 2016

a race against the cell cycle clock, harvesting 5 billion cells from a 100 plates. Way to go!

Joint lab retreat with Reto Gassmann´s lab in the Douro valley, April 2015

The lab in December 2014

November 18th, 2013.
Mariluz defends her PhD!

November 5th, 2013
Ana Filipa defends her Master´s thesis at the University of Lisbon

October 2013
Joint lab retreat with Patrick Heun´s lab at Zmar, Alentejo, Portugal

January 2011, Annual report photo shoot

World cup 2010

The Lab in December 2009

August 20th, 2009. Respect for chickens day (ask Mariana)

August 2009

April 2009

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Final shipments Portugal > Oxford arrived! July 2019

Our Leica widefield resurrected after move across Europe, July 2019

Lab pubbing at Isis Farmhouse, June 2019

The Spanish Inquisition arrives in Oxford, May 2019

Jansen Lab with Cleveland reunion dinner at Chromoploidy meeting, Cascais, Portugal, May 2019

Very Sunny Easter Lunch at Oxford, April 2019

Dragan is now Dr.Dragan! March 2018

The lab, December 2017

Last day of Danica´s summer internship, September 2017

Lab day out at Tomar, July 2016

September 2013

The lab during the visit of Phuc Hoang, summer student from Oxford Universiy (3rd from right)

The lab in March 2013.

July 2012

High school teachers receiving a crash course in cell biology

July 2012. Hup Holland! It didn´t help ...

June 2012
Zuza and Diego helping out in the lab

June 2012
Zuza and Diego helping out in the lab

April 2012
Mariana´s PhD defense

August 2011
Lost in Colares