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Jean-Paul Vincent

Jean-Paul Vincent

Dr Jean-Paul Vincent FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2013






Jean-Paul Vincent is a developmental biologist who has made wide-ranging and valuable contributions to his field. Amongst numerous other lines of research, he has conducted important work on the Wnt signalling pathways that help to regulate cell-to-cell interactions.

Jean-Paul’s work on cell signalling and behaviour has led to an improved understanding of diseases such as cancer in which fundamental biological processes are altered. Earlier in his career, he pioneered the use of caged dye technology to trace the cellular development of fruit fly embryos, and established a relationship between the alignment of frog embryos and their so-called subcortical rotation in the egg.

Jean-Paul is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Senior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute.

Professional positions

Cell and Developmental Biology Expert Review Group, Wellcome Trust
, La Fondation Schlumberger pour l’Education et la Recherche
Chair of scientific advisory board, Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille
Senior group leader, The Francis Crick Institute
Senior group leader, The Francis Crick Institute

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Biochemistry and molecular cell biology
    • Cell biology (incl molecular cell biology)


Cell signaling, Developmental biology, Cell biology, Wnt signaling cascade, Apoptotic signaling, Drosophila, epithelial integrity, c-Jun N-terminal kinase signaling cascade, Epithelial mechanics, Genome engineering

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