Albert Basson

Albert Basson

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Research interests (short)

Chromatin remodelling, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, CHARGE syndrome, FGF signalling, cerebellum development, cerebellar hypoplasia, medulloblastoma

Lab website:

 KCL Lab website

Our research group is part of the new MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London:


Biographical details

Albert Basson obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1996. After post-doctoral training in molecular immunology at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London (1996-2001), he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Prize Travelling Fellowship to initiate studies into the regulation of signaling pathways during embryonic development, first at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City (2001-2002) and then at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London (2003).

He spent a further two years (2004-2006) at the University of California, San Francisco as a visiting post-doctoral scientist before taking up a position as lecturer in the Department of Craniofacial Development. He is a Reader in the Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology and a member and theme lead in the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

Master in Science, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Bachelor of Science, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Bachelor of Science, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 1 Jan 1990


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