Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr C Pleydell-Pearce and Dr P Dickinson. Sponsoring company. Tata Steel. Coke is the most expensive constituent of the Blast Furnace burden and the Blast Furnace process is sensitive to its quality.
Background. The Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome results in the BCR-ABL fusion oncoprotein with enhanced tyrosine kinase activity. It is a high-risk cytogenetic abnormality found in approximately 5% of childhood and 24% of adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and all patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).