Professor Sir Nicholas Wright is Head of the Centre for Tumor Biology at the Barts Cancer Centre, and was previously Warden of Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry from 2001 to 2012. He studied Medicine at Durham University, and went on to train in Histopathology at Newcastle and Oxford universities, gaining his PhD in 1975. Sir Nicholas' research has been in the field of stem cells and colon cancer. He was Professor of Pathology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, and then became the Dean of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School before becoming the Deputy Principal of the Imperial College School of Medicine in 1998. He is also Head of the Histopathology Unit at Cancer Research (UK) Ltd, President of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and was the President of the British Society of Gastroenterology in 2003-04.