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Cancer

PGR-RA-39

Expertise of research area
cancer biology; cancer genomics; cancer therapeutics; cell signalling; tumour biology; viral oncology; Cancer; celluar biology; molecular biology


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Our research ranges from analysis of genomes and transcriptomes in cancer, structural biology and dynamics of cancer regulatory pathways, and mechanistic understanding of intracellular and inter-cellular signalling to aberrant tissue homeostasis, the biology of viruses that cause cancer and screening and design of potential therapeutic leads.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Within the research areas of cancer we have five research themes:&nbsp;</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/cancer/doc/cancer-research-themes/page/1">Cell Signalling</a></h3> <p>Understanding the structure of oncogenes and cancer growth regulatory proteins and the mechanistic basis of aberrant intra- and inter-cellular communication.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/cancer/doc/cancer-research-themes/page/2">Tumour Biology</a></h3> <p>Understanding cancer cells behaviour and cytoskeletal organisation, the role of the tumour stroma and the control of tumour angiogenesis.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/cancer">Cancer Genomics</a></h3> <p>Understanding genomic and epigenomic changes that drive cancer biology&nbsp;</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/cancer/doc/cancer-research-themes/page/4">Viral Oncology</a></h3> <p>Understanding the mechanisms of virus-induced cancer development.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/cancer/doc/cancer-research-themes/page/5">Cancer Therapeutics</a></h3> <p>Screening and optimisation of small molecules and peptide-based diagnostic and therapeutic compounds.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>If you are interested in a&nbsp;product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>


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