Dame Amanda Fisher DBE FMedSci FRS
Amanda Fisher has contributed to many areas of biology including the molecular discovery of HIV and the impact of chromatin and nuclear location for gene expression. In addition to her research activity she guides the strategy of the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences at Imperial College London (ICL).
As a postdoctoral scientist, Amanda produced the first biologically active molecular clones of HIV that enabled studies of the function of the genes of the virus. She later became interested in epigenetics and nuclear reprogramming, particularly in lymphocytes and embryonic stem cells. Currently her research explores how gene expression patterns are inherited as cells divide and how gene expression is changed during mammalian development.
As head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences at ICL, Amanda leads efforts to better link science and medicine so that a greater understanding of human disease can be translated into improved diagnoses and treatments.