Dr Ute Pohl

Consultant Neuropathologist

As Consultant Neuropathologist with a special interest in molecular neuro-oncology, I am interested in the genetics of glioma and other intrinsic brain tumours to refine both diagnosis and treatment of cerebral neoplasia.

After my PhD on tumour suppressor gene DCC in cancer, I moved into neuro-oncology at Michael Weller’s laboratory in Tuebingen, Germany, followed by work at David Louis’ lab in Boston/US where I explored the loss of 1p and 19q (now known as 1p19q codeletion) and became involved in the first expression arrays for glioma. This inspired my career, and after formal training and collaborations with Peter Collins’s lab in Cambridge, UK, I worked as neuropathologist at Queen’s Hospital, London.
At QEH Birmingham since 2017, I am involved in the multicentre Tessa Jowell Brain Matrix Study led by Prof. Watts and develop pathways for advanced genetic testing for glioma at QEHB/UHB. I am a committee member of BNS and BNOS.

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BNOS @BNOSOfficial   11:56 AM - Fri 20 Nov 2020

BNOS council underway. Lots of commitment and many challenges ahead. Onwards and upwards! https://t.co/phOKOw1vM8

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   6:06 PM - Mon 21 Sep 2020

Paediatric brain tumour case today, 2 adult patients next week. Raising awareness of how much brain tumours affect the lives of our patients and their families https://t.co/QnZ8HdEHsw

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:46 PM - Wed 9 Sep 2020

Great virtual meeting today. Research meeting tomorrow For more information https://t.co/0sbI3UTD5X

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:33 PM - Fri 28 Aug 2020

Register now for our on line events September 9th and 10th https://t.co/cRr3of8QMV https://t.co/qglO9gDq2B

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   7:00 PM - Thu 16 Jul 2020

Working towards our amazing educational experiences this year. Obviously virtual in the shadow (or not?!) of covid-19. Neuro-oncology teams out there check out https://t.co/0sbI3UTD5X Theme: BIOMARKERS IN NEURO-ONCOLOGY September 9th. Save the date See you there (virtually)😀

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:24 AM - Wed 1 Jul 2020

BNOS council underway via zoom https://t.co/LxtIWEFZsV

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:06 PM - Thu 18 Jun 2020

We are strongly supporting our colleagues @NeuroOnc in respect of their statement on racial equality https://t.co/HfLcrbA6Om