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Dr Nicola J. Royle

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics and Genome Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


B.Sc. Genetics and Cell Biology (Manchester) Ph.D. Genetics (Reading) B.Sc. Genetics and Cell Biology (Manchester) Ph.D. Genetics (Reading)

Research Interest

My group is interested in cellular processes that impact on the length and stability of telomeric DNA in somatic cells and in the germ line. Telomeres cap the ends of chromosomes and thus play an essential role in the maintenance of genome stability and cancer avoidance.


  • Huang Y, Porteous DJ, Jarrett RF, Davison AJ, Royle NJ, et al., (2017). Inherited Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 Genomes Are Ancient, Intact, and Potentially Able To Reactivate from Telomeres. 91(22). pii: e01137-17.

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