David Ish-Horowicz

David Ish-Horowicz FRS (born 1948) is a British scientist. He is currently a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London (since 2013).[1] Between 1987 and 2013, he was a Principal Scientist and Head of the Developmental Genetics Laboratory at Cancer Research UK[2] (formerly Imperial Cancer Research Fund). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002 [3] and won the Waddington Medal from the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2007.[4] He is a former member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine.[5] He has been a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization since 1985.[6]


His father was Moshe Ish-Horowicz (b. August 22, 1922; d. February 27, 2008), a prominent leader in the development of Reform Judaism in Manchester.[7]


He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA, 1969), and researched at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology while at Darwin College, Cambridge (PhD, 1973), and was a postdoctoral fellow in Basle.[8]


  1. ^ https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=DISHH31
  2. ^ "Cancer protein 'can be disarmed'". BBC News. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Society". Times Higher Education. 17 May 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Waddington Medal - British Society for Developmental Biology". Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  5. ^ List of Members Archived 2015-08-05 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ Zoom Information, Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ Obituary in The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  8. ^ Rubinstein, William D., The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (p.457)

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