Olivier E Pardo graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy Paris-V, France where he was awarded a Doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy (1997). He completed his PhD at Imperial College-London (2002), UK and subsequently joined the laboratory of Prof. Julian Downward at the CRUK-LRI as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2006, he became team leader at Imperial College-London, Department of Surgery and Cancer where he created the Cellular Regulatory Networks lab. His team focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chemo-resistance and metastasis in lung and other cancers. This involves multidisciplinary collaborations with other labs in the UK, France, the US, Canada and China bringing in biochemistry, molecular biology, physics and bioinformatics expertise. The data generated by his lab led to the initiation of several clinical trials in lung and breast cancer patients.