Margaret Frame is a research scientist with interests in novel cancer mechanisms, as evidenced by deep biology, imaging and new approaches to drug discovery and cancer therapeutics – work that has been funded by five successive CRUK (or predecessor charity) Programme grants and more recently also by an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.
From 2002-2007, Margaret was Deputy Director of the core funded CRUK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, after which she moved to the University of Edinburgh (UoE). Currently she is Professor of Cancer Research and co-director of the CRUK Edinburgh Centre. Margaret is very active in supporting the scientific careers of early- and mid-stage researchers, both clinical and non-clinical, an interest that stems from her time as Chairman of the CRUK New Investigator Panel and from her own experiences when building a research career during the ‘young family’ years. As Director-elect of the MRC-IGMM (Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine) in Edinburgh, Margaret also intends to promote a strong translational agenda with innovative twists, including new approaches to biology-led drug discovery and translation of genetics and genomics to the NHS.
In regard of personal achievements, Margaret was awarded the Tenovus Medal in 1999, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002, an EMBO Member in 2007 and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009. Very recently, she was delighted to be awarded the Chancellor’s prize for Research - presented by HRH The Princess Royal (the Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh). In January this year, she took up the role as President of the British Association for Cancer Research.