My name is Mathew Horrocks, and I am a Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, and a Herchel Smith Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry. I use super-resolution imaging to elucidate the role of brain white matter in Alzheimer's disease.  


I completed my Ph.D. on developing single-molecule techniques to study neurodegenerative diseases with Professor David Klenerman at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and was a student at Trinity College.  

I was previously an Undergraduate at Oriel CollegeUniversity of Oxford, where I did research within the Mark Wallace Group. The group is interested in the assembly and activation of membrane-bound proteins using techniques that are capable of observing individual molecules. I researched ways to increase the photobleaching lifetimes of fluorescent dye molecules.

I was brought up in a small village named Southowram, which is on the outskirts of Halifax, West Yorkshire. After finishing at Withinfields Primary School, I attended Brighouse High School. In 2004, I moved to Greenhead College, Huddersfield, to complete A-levels in Biology, English Language, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

When not working in the laboratory, I enjoy socialising with friends (usually at the pub!). I regularly attend the gym, and enjoy long distance running. I also enjoy competing in triathlons, and am a member of the Cambridge University Triathlon Club.