Cenk Celik

Research Fellow at University College London


Darwin Building

Gower Street

WC1E 6BT London, UK

I’m a Research Fellow at Genetics Institute and Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, University College London. I study tumour mass dormancy and G0 arrest in the context of cancer evolution using bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing datasets.

Using cutting-edge bioinformatics tools, I also interrogate cellular interactome and their putative implications in cancer evolution. Together, I aim to integrate transcriptomics data with the spatial architecture of tumours.

Ethos of transparency, research integrity and keen collaboration in early career research.


Feb 20, 2024 Our collaborative work with Philip William Ingham’s team at NTU, Singapore is now out on biorxiv. Kudos to Arun!
Dec 7, 2023 Our latest work in Thibault Lab, Singapore is now out on biorxiv.
May 31, 2023 I joined Secrier Lab at University College London!

Selected Publications

  1. The unfolded protein response reverses the effects of glucose on lifespan in chemically-sterilized C. elegans
    C. Beaudoin-Chabot, L. Wang, C. Celik, A. T. Abdul Khalid, S. Thalappilly, S. Xu, J. H. Koh, V. W. X. Lim, A. D. Low, and G. Thibault
  2. Endoplasmic reticulum stress and lipids in health and diseases
    C. Celik, S. Y. T. Lee, W. S. Yap, and G. Thibault
  3. Neuronal IRE-1 coordinates an organism-wide cold stress response by regulating fat metabolism
    R. Dudkevich, J. H. Koh, C. Beaudoin-Chabot, C. Celik, I. Lebenthal-Loinger, S. Karako-Lampert, S. Ahmad-Albukhari, G. Thibault, and S. Henis-Korenblit
  4. Directionalities of magnetic fields and topographic scaffolds synergise to enhance MSC chondrogenesis
    C. CelikA. Franco-Obregón, E. H. Lee, J. H. Hui, and Z. Yang