Matias Ilmari Autio
PhD, MRes, BSc, ARCS
Senior Research Fellow
Matias comes originally from Turku in Finland. He undertook all his studies in London, starting from BSc, the MRes and finishing with a PhD in Stem Cell Biology, from the Epigenetics and Development lab, at Imperial College.
Matias’ work in the lab involves developing various stem cell models using CRISPR/Cas9, and other genome engineering tools, as well as studying the 3D & 4D organisation of chromatin. In 2016 Matias was awarded the BMRC Young Investigator Grant for CRISPR/Cas9-based high throughput screening for regulators of chromatin organisation. He is also interested in finding safe harbour loci in the human genome. He spends time mentoring several PhD students in the group and also assists in a number of other lab projects.
Outside of the lab, Matias enjoys board games, Ultimate Frisbee, good beer and watching his son grow up.
Matias completed his PhD studies in the Epigenetics and Development lab, in the IRDB at Imperial College, London. Matias is married and outside the lab enjoys board games, Ultimate Frisbee, good beer and watching his son grow up.