The University has selected cancer as one of its strategic research initiatives, highlighting the paramount and timely importance of cancer research. Recent progress has resulted in optimism among researchers who believe that at last many scientific findings can lead to real benefits for patients.
Graduate students play a pivotal role in the continuing success of research in Cambridge and gaining a studentship in Cambridge is an excellent opportunity to start a research career in an environment committed to training outstanding cancer research scientists of the future.
We seek highly motivated and talented students to enter our PhD programme and to join a stimulating research project starting in October 2015. In addition to excellent research facilities, collaborative initiatives and the resources in their host Departments and Institutes, students will have access to a wide range of talks, courses and other activities organised across the University.
For further information about the available projects, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please consult the appropriate website. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2014.
The following projects are available:
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute PhD Studentships
- Sarah Bohndiek - Imaging oxidative stress in inflammation
- James Brenton - Computational biology approaches for personalized treatment in high grade serous ovarian cancer
- Jason Carroll - Characterisation of mutations in estrogen receptor associated factors in breast cancer
- Fanni Gergely - Centrosome dysfunction and disease
- Martin Miller - Systems biology of tumour-stroma interactions in cancer
- Masashi Narita - Cellular senescence and multi-dimensional gene regulation
- Simon Tavaré - Statistical and computational methods for cancer research
- Duncan Odom and Greg Hannon - Functional evolution of small RNAs in mammalian neurons
- Kevin Brindle - Monitoring tumour responses to treatment using hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging
Medical Research Council Cancer Unit PhD Studentships
- Jacqui Shields - Stroma function in the tumour microenvironment
- Rebecca Fitzgerald - Molecular basis of cancer evolution in the oesophagus and application to clinical diagnostics
- Sakari Vanharanta - Molecular basis of cancer metastasis
- Ashok Venkitaraman - Chromosomal instability in cancer pathogenesis and treatment
Cambridge Cancer Centre PhD Studentships
The Cambridge Cancer Centre is a dynamic collaboration of over 140 groups of researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area. By working together across different disciplines, we aim to address the biggest challenges in medical science.
The non-clinical PhD studentship scheme reflects the collaborations between the diverse members of the Cambridge Cancer Centre. We are offering 6 interdisciplinary projects out of the 14 project proposals listed below, in areas of study ranging from cancer biology, chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology to physics, mathematical modelling and bio-engineering.
- Goncalo Bernardes - Synthetic Ruthenium Dicarbonyl-Antibody Complexes for the Delivery of Immunomodulatory CO for Cancer Therapy
- Gerry Crossan - Understanding how primordial germ cells repair DNA to suppress tumourigenesis
- Fiona Gilbert - Multi-parametric imaging of the tumour microenvironment in breast cancer using a combined PET/MRI system
- Walid Khaled - Global approaches for the identification of novel tumour suppressors – lessons from the naked mole-rat
- Anna Korhonen - Literature-based discovery for cancer biology
- Heike Laman - Developing stapled p27 peptides to target the oncogenic F-box protein Skp2
- Elisa Laurenti - The role of stem cell specific stress response circuits in leukemia initiation and progression
- Kathyrn Lilley - Characterisation of the oncogenic signaling cascade in Fumarate Hydratase deficient cancer cells using subcellular-resolved systems biology approaches
- Eamonn R Maher - Identification of novel inherited cancer genes
- Elizabeth Murchison - Early detection of cancer using circulating tumour DNA: feasibility and field trial using the unique Tasmanian Devil transmissible cancer
- Ingo Ringshausen - Characterising the role of ZAP-70 for gene regulation in B cell Lymphoma (BCL)
- Marc de la Roche - Dissecting the roles of oncogenic Wnt signalling in colorectal cancer stem cells
- Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb - Crossing Modalities in Cancer Imaging: improving diagnostics by linking light microscopy with PET/MRI using novel mathematical methods
- Yan Yan Shery Huang - Biomimetic Niche Models of Glioblastoma