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Graduate Research School Available Projects The role of metabolism in liver cancer

The role of metabolism in liver cancer

Title of Project

The role of metabolism in liver cancer

Name of Advisor/s

Lionel Hebbard


College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

Summary of Project

Obesity is now a pressing problem in our society. The successful applicant will use genetic knock-out mice to model liver cancer. He/she will learn to perform histology, western blots, genetic analyses and undertake three-dimensional cultures of liver tumour cells. Additionally studies will include the use of expression vectors and quantitative PCR, and patient materials to translate our findings into the clinic.  This is a very translational project.

Key Words

Liver cancer, stem cells, metabolism

Would suit an applicant who

A good science or medical graduate