1996 - PhD Genetics, University of Edinburgh
1991 - BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, University of London
Dr Allen is a biologist with particular experience in the fields of neuroscience, developmental biology and genetics. His PhD topic involved molecular genetic analysis of mouse mutations that affect limb development. From 1996 to 2004, Dr Allen was a senior researcher at the Department of Neurobiology, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, where he worked on the cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, endocrinology and cancer biology of the neuropeptide somatostatin. He was also involved in projects to generate and analyse mouse models of neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Dr Allen’s areas of expertise include the biology of cell fate determination, G-protein-coupled receptors and cellular signalling, mouse molecular genetics, genome engineering, neuroanatomy, mouse behavioural testing and a wide range of molecular biological techniques. Dr Allen has extensive experience of writing scientific manuscripts and successful grant proposals and has peer-reviewed manuscripts for biology journals. He joined the Edanz Group as an editor in 2007 and has edited over 800 manuscripts.