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  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Non-invasive Mapping of Oxygen Extraction Fraction in Patients with Breast Cancer: Development of Novel Multi-Parametric Relaxometry Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Methods
  Dr J He, Dr Y Masannat, Prof D Lurie
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to translate, optimise and extend quantitative oxygen extraction fraction mapping based on oxygen enriched air inspiration and magnetic resonance (MR) relaxometric imaging for human application.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project.
  KESS 2: A new approach to screening for prostate cancer
  Dr L A J Mur
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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As populations age in Western societies, prostate cancer (PC) represents an increasing health risk as about 99% of cases occur in males over the age of 50.
  An intelligent scheme to identify novel drug targets through analysing the DNA repairome in drug resistant cancer?
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Prof C Parris
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Development of functionalised exosomes for personalised precision medicine in the treatment of cancer - a nanomedicine platform
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Dyer, Dr C O'Kane, Prof C Parris
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Development of new drugs to reverse tumour resistance to chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Erridge, Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Investigating the anti-cancer effect of hop β -acid Lupulone and its synthetic derivatives on breast cancer cells
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Coussons, Dr C Pike
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Help-seeking for symptoms of cancer among black and minority ethnic (BME) people in the UK
  Prof B Grunfeld
Applications accepted all year round

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There is sustained evidence for enduring racial and ethnic disparities in health status and outcomes (Mayberry et al., 2000).
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Telomere length elongation following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. Aim: To investigate the mechanisms which leads to telomere length elongation after treatment with tricostatin A and azacytidine.
  Dr T Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Telomeres are specialised structures, which are present at the ends of chromosomes and serve to protect the chromosome from degradation during cell division.
  Discovering zinc signalling mechanisms to prevent breast cancer progression
  Dr K Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Zinc is essential for all living cells, yet the true extent of its role is only now emerging and is fully suggestive of a complexity and importance of that attributed to calcium.
  Discovery of novel cancer immunotherapeutic agents
  Dr Y Mehellou
Applications accepted all year round

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Although cancer therapeutics, mainly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been extremely useful in the treatment of cancer, this disease is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.
  International PhD Programme 2020

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Would you like to contribute your creativity to an. international team of scientists from all disciplines. focusing on basic research in the molecular sciences?.
  Development of a novel 3D gut-microbiota model for the assessment of absorption and metabolism of health supplements and therapeutic drugs
  Dr P Ragazzon
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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The gut epithelium is a complex setting of intestinal cells and epithelial cells filled with transporters, enzymes and channels; these cells are then populated by bacteria (microbiota) that help with the metabolism of nutrients and transport into the blood stream.
  Stimulating the sirtuin family in the treatment of cancer.
  Dr P Ragazzon
Applications accepted all year round

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Every year, thousands of people face cancer diagnosis. Survival rates are high, but many face devastating disabilities and long-term side effects resulting from currently treatments.
  FGFR signalling in breast cancer
  Dr A Chioni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growth factors are used during development to convey messages that tell cells to divide, survive, migrate and adopt a particular fate.
  Involvement of P2X7 receptors in cancer
  Dr E Polycarpou
Applications accepted all year round

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The P2X receptors are a family of ligand-gated receptor channels activated by ATP and other extracellular nucleotides. A member of this family, the P2X7 purinergic receptor has been shown to play a crucial role in various physiological and pathophysiological processes.
  Potential therapeutic effects of natural products in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cervical cancers
  Dr H Ashrafi
Applications accepted all year round

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting women worldwide. Infection caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), especially type 16 and 18 are implicated in the etiology of most cervical cancers.
  Synthesis and Anti-Cancer Evaluation of New Heterocyclic Quinones
  Prof F Aldabbagh, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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The group has published on small molecules with specificity towards hypoxic cells associated with solid tumours, reductase enzymes over-expressed in cancer, as well as, aziridines that induce hypersensitivity from Fanconi anaemia cells and those carrying mutations in the BRCA (Breast Cancer Susceptibility) genes.
  The regulation of signalling pathways in cancer initiation by Rho GTPases and the Cytoskeleton
  Dr A Elbediwy, Dr M Stolinski, Mr P Waller, Dr H Ashrafi
Applications accepted all year round

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What is the reason why cells can suddenly switch to uncontrolled cellular growth? What causes the normal formation of cellular contacts and organs to stop growing when reaching their normal size to ignore normal signals and multiply uncontrollably?.
  The role of matrix interactions in regulating the SPARC family of matricellular proteins.
  Dr N Hill, Dr A Munasinghe
Applications accepted all year round

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The SPARC family of matricellular proteins determine the way in which cells respond to their extracellular environment. SPARC family proteins interact with a range of binding partners, including matrix proteins (1).
  Cancer and comorbidity: impact of comorbid conditions on equity of access and safety and outcomes of cancer treatments
  Dr J van der Meulen, Mr A Hutchings, Prof D Cromwell, Prof E Nolte
Application Deadline: 6 October 2019

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The configuration of cancer services is rapidly changing. Service delivery is being re-designed in order to diagnose cancer earlier, accelerate access to treatment, improve patients’ experience, reduce side-effect of treatment and enhance cures for cancer.
  Porosity tailored titanium scaffolds for bone engineering
  Dr C Torres-Sanchez, Prof P Conway
Applications accepted all year round

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Replacing a part or a function of the body in a safe, reliable, long-lasting and economic manner is the main motivation of this study.
  Molecular analysis of TERT gene promoter mutations in tongue cancer
  Dr A Kang, Prof E K Parkinson
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  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.
  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.
  An exploration of community-based physical activity programmes as part of prehabilitation and rehabilitation pathways in adult cancer care
  Prof Rob Copeland, Dr Anna Myers
Application Deadline: 20 September 2019

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PhD Research Studentship (full-time for 3 years). Stipend. £15,009 per annum. A three-year PhD studentship is available to UK, EU and overseas students.
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