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Cancer / Oncology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Role of Desmoglein-3 in regulating the YAP-Hippo pathway in cancer
  Dr H Wan
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD within a multidisciplinary and integrative research team in The Centre of Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Dentistry.
  Transcriptome Pattern Recognition in Pre-Cancer Cells
  Dr M T Teh, Dr L Lacasa
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. All cellular processes are tightly regulated by a complex network of interacting biomolecules. Given that mRNA transcription precedes protein translation, change in gene expression levels often precedes visible pathological manifestation.
  Developing and Analysing models for cancer invasion
  Dr A Zhigun
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Cancer cell migration is an essential stage in the development and expansion of tumours and their metastases. Once a malignant tumour arises in some part of the body, it can grow and make its way through the surrounding tissue matrix in order to reach the blood vessels.
  Targeting DNA damage repair deficiency in MDS
  Prof K Mills, Dr K Savage
Application Deadline: 3 November 2019

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Some patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) can develop the more aggressive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). These diseases occur in the older population and have poor outcome mainly due to low level of tolerance of intensive chemotherapy.
  Clinical Research Fellow in Blood Cancer Research

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We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic Clinical Research Fellow to join the blood cancer research group with the view to obtaining with a view to obtaining an MD or PhD.
  Role of the centrosome and cilia in development
  Dr C Wilkinson
Applications accepted all year round

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My research interest lies in the roles of centrioles and associated proteins, as parts of the centrosome and cilium, in early vertebrate development, using zebrafish embryos as a model system.
  Early detection of colorectal cancer
  Dr V Li
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Vivian Li’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick).
  Investigating epigenetic diversity in cancer evolution
  Dr C Swanton, Dr P Van Loo
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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The Van Loo and Swanton labs developed approaches to unravel the evolutionary history and subclonal architecture of cancer from DNA profiling data (1,2…
  Understanding interplay between genetic intra-tumour heterogeneity and the local tumour microenvironment
  Dr E Sahai
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Erik Sahai’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). Intra-tumour heterogeneity represents a major challenge in the treatment of cancers.
  Using convolutional neural networks to distinguish between autophagy and related processes
  Dr R Beale
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Rupert Beale’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick).
  PhD for Clinicians (3 years)

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 The Crick is a multi-disciplinary biomedical discovery research institute in central London dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease.
  Department of Health Technology and Informatics

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The Department of Health Technology and Informatics welcomes applications from high potential candidates with academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2020/21.
  Characterising surface properties of protein biopharmaceutical molecules
  Dr A Golovanov, Dr J Warwicker
Applications accepted all year round

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Protein biologicals have great potential for the effective treatment of a wide range of diseases. However, aggregation and instability are inherent issues with all protein pharmaceuticals, which is a problem that can limit their utility and developability.
  Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of novel inhibitors of the JAK-STAT signalling pathway with potential application as immune oncology agents
  Dr R Whitehead, Dr K Finegan, Prof N Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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Small molecule inhibitors of the JAK-STAT signalling pathway often possess interesting biological properties with many displaying potent anti-proliferative activity towards cancer cell lines.
  Molecular mechanisms of herpesviral infection
  Dr A Golovanov
Applications accepted all year round

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Herpes viruses are known to cause a wide range of human diseases, ranging from simple cold sores to cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma. Kaposi Sarcoma, for example, is a type of cancer which affects immunocompromised patients and is endemic in Africa, where it is linked with the spread of HIV infection and AIDS.
  A functional proteomic approach to reveal how receptor tyrosine kinases trafficking specifies cancer cell responses
  Dr C Francavilla, Prof S Hubbard
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Background and goals. Cells respond appropriately to their surroundings by activating plasma membrane spanning receptors like Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) and thereby adapting long-term outputs (e.g.
  Proteomic analyses of adhesion signalling in cancer
  Prof M J Humphries
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Why adhesion? Cell surface adhesion receptors play key roles in the control of cell movement, survival, division and differentiation.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding the role and regulation of a tumour suppressor’s oscillatory gene expression in cancer cell plasticity
  Prof N Papalopulu, Dr R Clarke, Dr T House
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Advances in breast cancer treatment mean that more patients survive cancer than ever before. However, in estrogen positive (ER+) breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer, some patients either develop resistance to anti-estrogen therapies during the treatment itself or relapse after the end of treatment.
  (MRC DTP) Early detection of cancer using identification of volatile metabolites
  Dr J-M Schwartz, Prof P Townsend, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cancer is a disease which more than a third of the world population will get in their life. Different types of cancers have different prevalence and mortality rates, and it has been shown that advances in screening and diagnostic tools reduce mortality.
  (MRC DTP) Determining potential targets to enhance radiotherapy treatment of cancer by activating the immune system
  Dr M Travis, Prof K Williams, Prof T Illidge
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cancer causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK, and despite recent advances in therapy, much more still needs to be done to identify new treatments, and to make existing treatments more effective.
  (MRC DTP) Exploiting tumour-promoting paracrine signals in solid cancers to turbocharge genetically redirected T cells
  Dr A Hurlstone, Prof R Edmondson
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) using tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) or genetically redirected T cells are some of the most promising approaches to emerge recently for the treatment of metastatic disease.
  (MRC DTP) Using super-resolution microscopy to understand immune cell inhibitory receptors and develop novel immune therapies
  Prof D Davis, Dr J Honeychurch
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Super-resolution microscopy allows us to study immune cell activity in unprecedented detail. Recently, Davis’s research team has used these microscopes to study the changing arrangements of molecules on the surface of immune cells as they survey other cells for signs of disease.
  Exploiting tumour-promoting paracrine signals in solid cancers to turbocharge genetically redirected T cells
  Dr A Hurlstone, Prof R Edmondson
Applications accepted all year round

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Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) using tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) or genetically redirected T cells are some of the most promising approaches to emerge recently for the treatment of metastatic disease.
  Virus pathogenesis: interplay between the unfolded protein response and innate immunity.
  Dr S-W Chan, Prof R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a cellular homeostatic response in restoring endoplasmic reticulum balance upon stress conditions e.g.
  (MRC DTP) Improved identification of brain tumour extent on advanced multi-modality medical images
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Dr M Asselin, Prof A Jackson
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Gliomas are primary brain tumours which span a spectrum from comparatively slow growing tumours in young adults to highly aggressive tumours presenting later in life.
  (MRC DTP) New strategies for immuno-PET radiochemistry
  Dr A McMahon, Dr M Fairclough, Prof K Williams
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Aims. To enhance immunoPET availability through. 1. Significant reduction in antibody usage. 2. Development of a secondary [18F]affibody approach applicable to all mAbs.
  (MRC DTP) Quantifying change in mammographic appearance using Artificial Intelligence
  Dr S Astley, Dr Yit Lim, Dr S Howell, Dr M Fergie
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with over 54,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK.
  Linear Poisson Modelling Independent Component Analysis of DESI Mass Spectral Tissue Images
  Dr A McMahon, Dr N Thacker
Applications accepted all year round

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Desorption Electrospray Ionisation - Mass Spectrometry Imaging (DESI – IMS) allows mass spectra to be acquired from an. array of.
  Use of highly multi-modal PET and MRI data as a predictive biomarker of the site of recurrence in neuro-oncology
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Prof A Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary brain tumour including glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and most common form in adults, continue to have a socioeconomic impact that is disproportionate to the tumour frequency due to our inability to obtain a cure in the vast majority of adult sufferers.
  Analysis of the role of microRNAs in the regulation of NF-kappaB dynamics and function
  Prof M White, Dr A P Gilmore
Applications accepted all year round

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NF-κB is one of most important cell signalling systems in the body and controls inflammation and cell fate. NF-κB signalling involves complex dynamics involving oscillations of the NF-κB complex between the nucleus and cytoplasm in activated cells.
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