Kate Bishop: Biography

Kate Bishop received a first class (hon) BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Bath following two research placements; one at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and the other at Chiron Corporation in San Francisco, USA.

After completing her PhD studies with Jonathan Stoye working on the retroviral restriction factor, Fv1, she undertook postdoctoral training with Michael Malim at King's College London, investigating the APOBEC family of retroviral restriction factors. Kate was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2004 to continue her APOBEC research.

In 2008 she was simultaneously awarded a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship and a group leader position at NIMR enabling her to broaden her research interests and investigate various aspects of the early stages of retroviral replication. Kate was awarded tenure at the Francis Crick Institute and promoted to senior group leader in 2017.

Kate Bishop

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  • Qualifications and history
  • 1998-2001: PhD in Virology, MRC-NIMR affiliated to UCL, London, UK
  • 2002-2004: Post doctoral researcher, King's College London, UK
  • 2004-2008: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, King's College London, UK
  • 2008-2014: Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, MRC-NIMR, London, UK
  • Since 2008: Group Leader, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK