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The genetic basis of canine oral melanoma for the prediction of disease behaviour

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, December 01, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) undertakes research on many key aspects of companion animals and livestock health and production. Research at the School is integrated into the University structure with established world class research in biomedical sciences within the other University Schools. Research undertaken at the School is relevant to both Veterinary Medicine and Science and Comparative and Human Medicine.

Canine oral melanoma is an aggressive tumour that generally carries a poor prognosis and is inherently resistant to current treatment. However, individual tumour behaviour is often variable and as such unpredictable, as reflected by wide-ranging survival times. A lack of prognostic tools highlights the critical need to understand the aetiology of oral melanoma, so we can better stage and predict tumour behaviour to improve treatment and maximise survival. This project seeks to address this unmet need using a genome-wide approach, to understand how genetic variation correlates with grade and aggressive tumour behaviour, leading to the future development of precision prognostic tests.

Applicants for this PhD should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree or a minimum of a 2.2 degree and a masters degree in Agriculture, Animal science, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Science, Nutrition or similar subjects.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the principal supervisor: Dr Victoria James

Candidates should apply online and include a CV. When completing the online application form, please ensure that you state that you are applying for a postgraduate position within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Continuing Education Officer Research, (email: )

Funding Notes

This is a fully funded studentship for UK/EU nationals. Tuition fees apply for international candidates.

How good is research at University of Nottingham in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 111.45

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