Andrew Travers

Andrew Travers

Senior scientist at the Medical Research Council (Laboratory of Molecular Biology) - Cambridge (United Kingdom). ENS Cachan honorary doctorate in 2007.

Andrew Travers Andrew Travers is a senior scientist at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of
Molecular Biology in Cambridge (United-Kingdom) where he has worked since 1970.

His primary research interests are the regulation of genetic transcription and the primary role of DNA structure in determining the packaging and utilisation of genes in the nucleus of the cell.

Together with colleagues he introduced the concept of a second code in DNA that specifies how the polymer bends and so can be compacted and also where the two strands of DNA will easily separate to allow a gene to be expressed.

For many years he has maintained a continuous scientific relationship with the Enzymology and Structural Kinetics group at ENS de Cachan.