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John Silke, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
John Silke

John completed a law degree in King's College, London, before seeing the error of his ways and completing a second degree in Biochemistry at Churchill College, Cambridge (1992). He completed a PhD in Z├╝rich, Switzerland under Prof. Walter Schaffner, looking at the role of DNA methylation in the regulation of transcription (1997). A Swiss fellowship allowed John to do a post-doc with Prof. David Vaux in the WEHI, Australia (1997-2005), where he focused on cell death mechanisms and in particular the role of Inhibitor of APoptosis proteins (IAPs) in regulating cell death. After a five year stint running a lab in La Trobe University, Australia, he returned to the WEHI (2011) where his lab focuses on the programmed cell death pathways; apoptosis and necroptosis, and their intersection with cancer and inflammation.

Homepage: http://wehi.edu.au/people/john-silke
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-silke/11/589/942

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Molecular Cell
Trends in Immunology
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Cell Host and Microbe
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