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Jason Swedlow, Ph.D., FRSE

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology
Jason Swedlow earned a BA in Chemistry from Brandeis University in 1982 and
PhD in Biophysics from UCSF in 1994. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr T.
J. Mitchison at UCSF and then Harvard Medical School, Dr Swedlow established
his own laboratory in 1998 at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of
Dundee, as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. He was awarded a
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2002 and named Professor of
Quantitative Cell Biology in 2007. His lab focuses on studies of mitotic
chromosome structure and dynamics and has published numerous leading
papers in the field. He is co-founder of the Open Microscopy Environment
(OME), a community-led open source software project that develops
specifications and tools for biological imaging. In 2005, he founded Glencoe
Software, Inc., a commercial start-up that provides commercial licenses and
customization for OME software. In 2011, Prof Swedlow and the OME
Consortium were named BBSRC's Social Innovator of the Year and Overall
Innovator of the Year. In 2012, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of
Edinburgh. Prof Swedlow has organized or directed several courses in
quantitative microscopy at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA and the National Centre for Biological
Science, Bangalore. India.