Dr. Marcus Cooke studies the role of genotoxicity in the pathogenesis of disease, focused primarily upon free radical mechanisms of DNA damage and repair. In the last five years, he has been involved, either as principal investigator or collaborator, in major research projects funded by Cancer Research UK, the UK Food Standards Agency, the European Union and industry. He has supervised, or is supervising, eight Ph.D. students and 14 M.S. students. Dr. Cooke is the author of over 90 publications, one patent, 13 book chapters, 8 seminal reviews/commentaries, co-editor of one book, and guest editor of a special DNA damage edition of Free Radical Research. He is currently the Chair of the European Standards Committee on (Urinary) DNA Lesion Analysis (ESCULA), an international consortium validating urinary biomarkers of oxidative stress.