Ming Du: 

Molecular Diagnostics In Lymphoid Cancers

Dr Ming-Qing Du is a Professor of Oncological Pathology and Consultant Molecular Pathologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge since 2003.   He is also a Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

 

He obtained his MB from Hebei Medical College, P.R. China in 1984, and subsequently PhD from King’s College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry University of London in 1990.  After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK, he joined Professor Peter G. Isaacson’s research laboratory at Department of Histopathology, University College London in 1993.   In August 2003, he joined the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge and has been working there since then. 

 

He and his colleagues have made a series of seminal contributions to our current understanding of the molecular pathology of MALT lymphoma, splenic marginal zone lymphoma, and KSHV-associated lymphoproliferative disorders. More recently, he is actively working on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.   He is a highly cited clinician scientist with a Hirsch index of 54 and a total of 8963 citations (September 2015).   He has over 190 research publications including peer-reviewed original research articles, reviews and book chapters.  In 2013, he was awarded the Goudie Lecture and medal by the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland to recognise his research achievements.

 

He is instrumental in setting up and developing the molecular diagnostic service for lymphoma and solid tumours at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge.  He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Pathology.