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MSc by Research: Investigating the tumor suppressor functions of chromatin remodelling

   School of Life Sciences

  Prof Tom Owen-hughes  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

One of the unanticipated outcomes of population based genome sequencing has been the finding that genes involved in the regulation of many genes are mutated at high frequency in tissue specific cancers. This is the case for SWI/SNF –related chromatin remodelling enzymes which are mutated in about 20% of all tumors and at higher frequencies in cancers of specific tissues. To understand how these genes function we have engineered cell lines in which specific subunits of these enzymes can be degraded rapidly and specifically.

In this project, chromatin immunoprecipitation and RNA sequencing will be used to gain insight into how these complexes function. In the long run characterising these pathways will provide new routes for the development of cancer therapies. 

Please see our website for further details on the programme:

Life Sciences MSc by Research MSc by Research (Postgraduate) : Study : University of Dundee

Please note before submitting your application that you must list your top three project choices in the Research Proposal section of the application form.

You apply for this course using our Direct Application System. Once you've signed up for an account you'll be asked to search for a course.

To find Life Science MSc by Research you should select the following options:

·   Course type: Research Postgraduate

·   Keyword: Life

When you complete your form, you should include your top 3 project choices, 2 letters of reference, uploaded under "Other Information" > "Supporting documents" and a personal statement. Failure to do so will delay your application.

Please note when submitting an application that we have the following deadline dates throughout the year:

September Starts - Application Deadline 1st May, Interview Date - Late June

January Starts - Application Deadline 1st Sep, Interview Date - Late October

May Starts - Application Deadline 1st Feb, Interview Date Late March

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