Dr Carlos Manuel Luque Gonzalez

Dr Carlos Luque is a Senior Lecturer in Genetics and Developmental Biology at the School of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU); a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge; and an Associate Tutor at St. Edmund’s College. He is interested in the design of gene editing tools based on CRISPR/Cas9, using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster to improve existing techniques and to develop new ones. 

Carlos received a degree in Biology in 1993 and a PhD in Molecular Biology in 1999, both from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. In 2001 he was an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2003 he moved back to Spain, where he performed research at Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB), Barcelona; Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla and Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CBMSO), Madrid. In January 2020 he joined Prof. Francis Jiggins group at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. In July 2023 he became a Senior Lecturer at ARU Cambridge.

Carlos has accumulated over 30 years of research and 15 years of teaching experience in Higher Education. He has lectured in the Department of Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla; the Department of Molecular Biology at Universidad Autonóma de Madrid; the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge; and the School of Life Sciences at ARU Cambridge.

In addition to biology, Carlos has a passion for history, politics, and astronomy. He is always happy to engage in conversation in a friendly and informal way so, if you meet him in College, don’t be shy to approach!