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Molecular analysis of TERT gene promoter mutations in tongue cancer


Project Description

Background:

Activation of telomerase is a hallmark of cancer and is aided in some tumours by activating mutations in the promoter of the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene, TERT.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is a serious disease even its early stages and we have detected TERT gene promoter mutations in 83% of dysplasia making them potential non-invasive detectors of early stage disease in saliva or blood.

Aims:

- Test for TERT promoter mutations in pre-malignant oral samples with different progression outcomes.

- Develop sensitive tests to identify TERT promoter mutations in liquid biopsies.

How to apply:

For more information regarding the project, please contact Dr A. Kang ().

Applications should be submitted through the Queen Mary application system: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/subjects/dentistry.html

Please indicate the project title and supervisor in the ‘Research Degree Programmes - Additional Questions’ section of the application.

Alongside the application form, please send the following supporting documents:
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Copies of your degree certificates with transcripts
• Proof of English language ability for overseas applicants from non-English speaking countries
• A one-side A4 statement of purpose. This should set out your previous academic or other experience relevant to the proposed research; why you wish to undertake this research at QMUL; your previous research or professional training and what further training you think you will need to complete a PhD; and what ethical issues you will need to consider in undertaking this research.
• Two references. At least one reference must be from an academic referee who is in a position to comment on the standard of your academic work and suitability for postgraduate level study. Where appropriate, a second referee can provide comment on your professional experience.

Please contact Charlotte Royle () with any queries about the application process.

Funding Notes

We will consider applications from prospective students with a source of funding to cover tuition fees and bench fees for three years full-time or 6 years part-time. Both self-funded and sponsored students will be considered.

UK and EU nationality self-funded students might be eligible for both the cost of tuition fees and a yearly stipend over the course of the PhD programme from the Student Finance England: View Website

How good is research at Queen Mary University of London in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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