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  Evaluation of natural and novel tumour-selective cannabinoids in melanoma progression and metastases
  Dr A Idris, Dr S Danson
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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The majority of deaths from melanoma following conventional therapies are a result of metastases.
  Development of new drugs to reverse tumour resistance to chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Erridge, Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Investigating the anti-cancer effect of hop β -acid Lupulone and its synthetic derivatives on breast cancer cells
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Answering Questions about Medical Images (Canon Medical Research Europe, Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr F Deligianni, Dr J Dalton
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Visual Question Answering (VQA) [1] is the task of answering free-text questions about the content of images. For example, given an image of a room - ‘What colour is the chair standing in the corner?’ - answering this question requires joint understanding of vision, language, spatial reasoning, and common sense.
  Targeting the cancer – approaches to the design and synthesis of new anti-cancer agents (SEARCEYMU20SCIPVC)
  Prof M Searcey, Dr A Beekman
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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The last few years have seen the introduction to the clinic of antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs that have revolutionised the treatment of some cancers.1 They enable the targeting of highly potent molecules to their site of action- the tumour cell – so that side effects should be diminished as off target effects are reduced.
  Fibrous minerals in the environment – occurrence, longevity and risk to human health.
  Dr D Bullen, Dr A Gibson, Dr M Fowler
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Bullen, Dr Gibson and Dr Fowler.
  Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Coussons, Dr C Pike
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  PhD Cancer Genetics - Examining how telomere dysfunction drives the evolution of the cancer genome
  Prof D Baird, Dr K Cleal
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Telomeres are structures that cap the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, preventing the recognition and repair of the natural chromosomal terminus by the DNA damage response (DDR) apparatus.
  FGFR signalling in breast cancer
  Dr A Chioni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growth factors are used during development to convey messages that tell cells to divide, survive, migrate and adopt a particular fate.
  PhD program in Molecular Inflammation, Molecular Medicine and Advanced Medical Biomarker Research

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Projects starting October 1, 2020. Application deadline. March 30, 2020.
  Reversing multidrug chemoresistance in head and neck cancer
  Dr M T Teh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Multidrug resistance renders chemotherapeutic treatment failure in large proportion of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients requiring multimodal therapy involving chemotherapy in conjunction with surgery and/or radiotherapy.
  Defining the immune cells which best fight cancer
  Prof D Davis
Application Deadline: 4 March 2020

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Arguably, immune therapies for cancer are at a tipping point. The success of therapies for some patients with some types of cancer has made it clear that immunotherapies can work.
  Investigating the role of DNA structures genetic diseases such as cancer and diabetes (WALLERZU20SF)
  Dr Z Waller, Dr C Morris
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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It is often assumed that DNA exists only as the iconic Watson-Crick double helix but it can actually adopt many different types of structure depending on the sequence and environmental conditions.
  Metabolic reprogramming in cancer: starving tumors of essential nutrients to promote cell death
  Dr S Papa
Applications accepted all year round

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All the cells in our bodies are programmed to die. As they get older, our cells accumulate toxic molecules that make them sick. In response, they eventually break down and die, clearing the way for new, healthy cells to grow.
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