University of Glasgow

Cancer Sciences

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology PhD
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • PhD
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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We are part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer carrying out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. We are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials. The Institute of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre. There are currently 51 research groups housed in magnificent new research buildings at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, the CRUK clinical trials unit (CTU) and the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre. Our facilities house a number of state-of-the-art technologies that underpin our key research themes.

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4.0 26/05/2019
About the course: I loved this place and will surely come back for post grad courses well.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.5 25/05/2019
About the course: Educated staff, great offices and plenty of activities finish off what has been a genuinely stunning time
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.5 22/05/2019
About the course: Every day we were learning new things. There are so many interesting things to do. People crack jokes during noon lectures. Apart from this, it is nice overall
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

PhD programmes in the Institute of Cancer Sciences (ICS) last 3-4 years. Individual research projects are tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within the Institute. Basic and clinical projects are also available for study.

A variety of approaches are used, including molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics, cancer modelling and cell biology (including advanced in vitro and in vivo imaging), immunology and polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics).

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Cancer biology and cell signalling
  • Epigenetics
  • Cancer stem cell biology
  • Cancer imaging
  • Chemoresistance in cancer
  • Cancer and Aging
  • Regulation of cancer cell death processes
  • Genetics, genomics and systems medicine
  • Immunotherapy for cancer
  • Cancer clinical trials

Additional information

All Postgraduate Research Students are allocated a supervisor who will act as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

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