Research Groups

The aim of our research is to understand the mechanisms that regulate cancer cell proliferation, survival and dissemination; to identify critical components of these pathways as targets for novel cancer therapies; and to help translate this knowledge to patient benefit. Our scientists are supported in this by having access to outstanding facilities and state-of-the-art services. In addition, the Institute has close ties to the University of Glasgow's School of Cancer Sciences.

CRUK Scotland Institute publications are available as open access articles at Europe PubMed Central.

Research groups at the Scotland Institute are placing a particular emphasis on the following key themes:

  • Cancer vulnerabilities caused by energetic stress and aberrant metabolism;
  • Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence; and
  • Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a 'precision prevention' approach.

Prof Vicky Cowling Profile

Cowling 2023

Prof Crispin Miller Profile

Miller 2023

Prof Kevin Ryan FRSE Profile

ryan 2023

Prof Owen Sansom FRSE, FMEDSci Profile


Dr Saverio Tardito Profile

Tardito 2023