Dr Markowetz was one of three researchers awarded a Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize at an awards ceremony at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference.

This prize recognises scientists early in their career whose significant contribution to cancer research demonstrates their potential to become world-class leaders in their field.

Dr Florian Markowetz’s work is providing insights into how tumours interact with their environment. By studying the cancer’s genes in the context of the tissue around it, they are finding which signals indicate how a cancer will behave. You can find out more about his work here.

Sir Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “I’m delighted to announce this year’s prize winners. These pioneering scientists are receiving awards for their extraordinary and wide-ranging contributions to cancer research. Although their work spans many different areas and types of cancer, they all share a determination to beat cancer for good. Through their pioneering work they open up new opportunities to detect and treat cancer which will help us save lives.”

9 Nov 2016