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Role of Eph tyrosine kinases in cancer immunotherapy

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The project: T-cell-based immunotherapies are highly successful in reducing or eliminating melanoma in some patients, but still most patients have little or no response. This project aims to identify ways to enhance T-cell recruitment to melanoma, which could improve patient outcome. T-cells enter cancers by migrating across the endothelial cells lining blood vessels. We have found that Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their Ephrin ligands can promote T-cell attachment to endothelial cells. The project will determine which Eph/Ephrin pairs are important for this process and hence for recruiting different types of T-cells into melanomas.

How to apply:
This project is being advertised as part of a competition for GW4 BioMed Medical Research Council (MRC) funded projects (, where 18 studentships are available. Studentships will be allocated to the highest quality candidates. Applications can be submitted, and further information found by following the link below:

Funding Notes

GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

This is a fully funded PhD.

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