Ultrasound-mediated drug delivery to solid tumours
Prof N Saffari
21 June 2019
Pancreatic cancer is one the most common causes of cancer death in the world. One characteristic of pancreatic cancer in humans is the presence of a dense fibrous stroma which may comprise up to 80% of the tumour mass.
Nano-enhanced Contact Lenses for the Treatment of Ocular Disease
Dr L Fitzhenry, Dr G Behl
26 April 2019
Post summary. Diseases of the posterior segment of the eye are increasing considerably, in part due to an ageing population. One such disease, Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in patients over sixty, accounts for almost 10% of blindness worldwide.
PhD Studentship in New Methods for Antibody-Drug Conjugation
Prof J Sweeney
30 May 2019
A fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship in the area of antibody-drug conjugation chemistry is available, to be carried out in the group of Professor Joe Sweeney at the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, and in collaboration with AbbVie, Inc.
Development of nanomedicines for the treatment of eye diseases
Dr VR Kearns, Dr T McDonald
Applications accepted all year round
The overall aim of this project is to develop new ways to deliver drugs to the back of the eye. Diseases involving the back of the eye can lead to sight loss, significantly reducing quality of life and economic opportunities of those affected.