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Cancer / Oncology (mitochondria) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Elucidating Disease Mechanisms using New Approaches to Capture Transient Protein Complexes in the Mitochondria
  Prof L-Y Lian, Prof A J Wilson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Its malfunction is the cause of many diseases, ranging from cancer to heart and neurological diseases, which become more prevalent with age.
  China Scholarship Council - Finding the eat-me signals
  Dr I Ganley
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, joint with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), is proud to be able to offer a scholarship programme for postgraduate research students.
  (MCRC Non-Clinical) Defining the Bcl-2 family interactome to optimise breast cancer cell response to chemotherapy
  Dr A P Gilmore, Prof K R Brennan, Dr R Clarke, Dr S Howell
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Project summary. More than 80% of breast cancer (BC) patients can be treated with targeted drugs like tamoxifen or trastuzumab, which have significantly reduced mortality rates over the past 20 years.
  Metabolic control of T cell function
  Dr S Dimeloe
Applications accepted all year round

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Current research interests in Sarah Dimeloe’s lab focus on the metabolism and interlinked immune function of T lymphocytes in health and disease.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Investigating the metabolic alterations that initiate pre-neoplastic development in zebrafish and in humans
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr Y Feng, Dr K Burgess, Dr R Burchmore, Dr G Ho
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. “Warburg metabolism” is characterised by an increased uptake of glucose and its conversion to lactate by glycolysis under normoxia.
  MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Target autophagy and aberrant mitochondrial folate metabolism in leukaemic stem cells
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Sciences
  Dr V Helgason, Dr A Vazquez
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Vignir Helgason. Dr Alexei Vazquez. Dr Zuzana Brabcova. Project summary. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) develops following a specific mutation in a single blood stem cell.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Targeting ageing mitochondrial metabolism with dietary interventions to combat colorectal cancer
  Dr M J P Simons, Dr K Campbell, Dr L Greaves
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death by cancer in the UK. Diet in particular, impacts on colorectal cancer development.
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