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GENES AND CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN CANCER PROGRESSION..

Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and cell-cell interactions in cancer: which are important in driving tumour progression and invasion in squamous cell carcinomas? more...

Supervisor(s): Lyons, Guy (Associate Professor)

Regulating prosclerosing growth factors by incretin therapy in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Growth factors induced by diabetes contribute to tissue fibrosis and dysfunction, in conditions such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, and there is preliminary evidence that the incretins more...

Supervisor(s): Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

REGULATION OF GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALLING IN THE EYE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORMAL LENS BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY.

Growth factors play an essential role in regulating lens cell behaviour in the eye. Diverse intracellular signalling pathways work in concert or oppose each other to promote and reg more...

Supervisor(s): Lovicu, Frank J. (Professor)

A Novel Approach of Inhibiting Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis via Targeting Tumour Micro-Environment Induced Autophagy

Targeting autophagy and metastasis in pancreatic cancer via NDRG1 Pancreatic Cancer (PC) is highly metastatic with the highest mortality of all cancers (~93%). The pancreatic tu more...

Supervisor(s): Sahni, Sumit (Dr)

Investigating the links between telomerase and the DNA damage response in cancer cells

The ribonucleoprotein enzyme telomerase counteracts telomere shortening in a majority of cancers, allowing for unlimited cell division. Most normal cells do not express telomerase, more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (Professor)

The transformation of normal melanocytes into melanoma

This project investigates the role of the oncogenes Ras and Braf and the tumour suppressors p16INK4a, p14ARF, p53 and PTEN in the malignant transformation of melanocytes. more...

Supervisor(s): Kefford, Richard (Professor)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Significance of Osteopontin and its splice variants in alcoholic liver disease

Alcohol induced Opn and Opn isoforms play a role in the progression of alcoholic liver injury mediated via integrin and non-integrin receptor binding. more...

Supervisor(s): Seth, Devanshi (Dr)

Genetic control of resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Both environmental and genetic factors influence susceptibility to tuberculosis; this project will identify and investigate polymorphisms in genes that may increase susceptibility t more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Investigation of virulence genes upregulated in coinfection between P. aeruginosa and other species

Identify the set of genes diffrentially expressed when P. aeruginosa is grown in coculture with three other infecting species. Select genes with virulence/persistence characteristic more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr)