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Professor Stephen Royle

S Royle

Stephen Royle is a cell biologist at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School. His research group investigate membrane trafficking and cell division.

Steve did his PhD in Cambridge, moving to the MRC-LMB as a postdoc where he discovered a role for clathrin in mitosis as well as working on synaptic vesicle endocytosis in neurons. He set up his lab in Liverpool in 2006 and moved to Warwick as a Senior Cancer Research UK Fellow in 2013, where he is now a Professor.

Steve's lab currently work on intracellular traffic and membrane dynamics in mitosis. He advocates a quantitative approach to cell biology and authored a book, "The Digital Cell", published by Cold Spring Harbor Lab Press, on using computers in cell biological research. Steve was awarded the 2021 Hooke Medal for Cell Biology from the British Society for Cell Biology.


“A Very Cellular Song”

The title of Stephen’s lecture comes from a track on The Incredible String Band’s album, ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’. The song is an ode to mitosis in amoebae. It was selected to reflect two long standing passions: music and cell biology.

Download the transcript of the lecture