Professor Chris Jones - The Institute of Cancer Research - Sutton, UK

Prof Jones heads the glioma team whose research aims to find the genes which drive the development of childhood brain tumours.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and is Biology Lead for the International Society for Paediatric Oncology European High Grade Glioma Working Group. 

Michelle Monje - Assistant Professor of Neurology, and by courtesy, Neurosurgery, Pathology and Pediatrics, Stanford University, CA United States
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowed Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases

Much of brain development occurs after birth. Maturation of complex neural circuitry necessary for high-level cognitive and motor functions occurs throughout childhood and young adulthood. Central to the process of developing or strengthening these functional neural circuits is the generation of new glial cells for neuronal support, synapse formation and myelination.

The Monje Lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of postnatal neurodevelopment. This includes microenvironmental influences on neural precursor cell fate choice in normal neurodevelopment and in disease states. As a practicing neurologist and neuro-oncologist, Dr Monje is particularly interested in the roles for neural precursor cell function and dysfunction in the origins of pediatric brain tumors and the consequences of cancer treatment. 

Dr Darren Hargrave - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. UK

Co-Chair of the London Cancer Children and Young Person's Specialist Board

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

Neuro-oncology & Experimental Therapeutics

Simon Bailey - Professor of Paediatric Neuro-Oncology and Consultant Paediatric Oncologist - UK

Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road ,Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Prof Bailey is also the UK contact for the European DIPG Registry.