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How do cancer cells become aggressive?

summary diagram gene regulation in cancer lab

Honours project: Investigate the function of alternative splice variants in cancer cell plasticity.

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How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

Honours project: Determine the target genes of microRNAs that function in breast cancer progression and metastasis using cell culture models.

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Ubiquitin signalling in human diseases

UB DUB Pirjo Apaja

Honours project: Investigate the effect of ubiquitin signalling on cell differentiation.

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Discovery of new genes that promote T cell activity against cancer

Honours Iain Comerford Fig 2a

Honours project: Help identify novel genes involved in T cell trafficking to solid tumours.

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Spacecraft radiation environment modelling

Honours projects: Modelling the near Earth radiation environment to establish particle energies, fluxes and fluences to test spacecraft components.

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Optical fibres in space for high bandwidth and black hole detection

International Space Station - Image by NASA

Honours project: Explore the creation of high-purity glass aboard the International Space Station to unlock internet bandwidth limits and improve gravitational wave detectors.

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CRISPR genome editing approach for vetch improvement

Vetch

Honours project: Opportunities to use state-of-the-art next generation breeding technology to improve vetch seed nutrition.

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Testing for irradiated foods

Food market

Honours project: Optimise methodologies to detect irradiated food by optically-stimulated luminescence.

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Light driven degradation of persistent organic pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants

Honours project: Help development methods and processes for effective degradation of Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to mitigate their emerging health and environmental effects.

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Hydrogen: green and renewable energy sourced from sunlight and water

Analysis of the photocatalysts before and after use, particularly by electron microscopy, will provide insights in improving photocatalysis activity and longevity.

Honours project: A renewable energy project that aims to develop your skills in inorganic synthesis, light initiated reactions, gas chromatography, electron microscopy and chemical engineering.

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