The Department of Clinical Pathology has a number of opportunities for PhD, masters and honours students. Download flyers for our current opportunities below, and get in touch for more information.
Tumour Heterogeneity in Metastatic Cancer
Characterising gene networks and signalling pathways that underlie tumour heterogeneity and treatment resistance in metastatic cancer.
Opportunity for Masters and PhD project:
Rare Disease Oncogenomics
Translating research of rare and less common cancers, using advanced molecular methods to survey genomic and cellular tumour landscapes for the development of new diagnostic tests and precision cancer treatment.
Opportunity for Honours or Masters project:
Identification and investigation of clinically and biologically relevant subtypes of colorectal cancer (familial and non-familial) that can be identified through genetic, epigenetic, somatic and histopathological characterisation.
Opportunities for PhD, Honours or Masters projects:
- Developing a multifactorial classification approach for germline variants in the colorectal cancer susceptibility genes POLE/POLD1
- Testing the effect of aspirin on colonic organoids from people with Lynch syndrome
- Developing a human pre-cancer atlas of colonic polyps for predicting future risk of colorectal cancer or polyps
- Building a Tumourigenesis Atlas for Lynch syndrome related-colorectal cancer
- The Medical Genome Reference Bank as a population control for germline variants in colorectal and prostate cancer
- Genomic and Immune cell profiling of sebaceous skin lesions for optimising identification of patients with Lynch syndrome
- Unravelling the aetiology of Colonic Polyposis through multi-omic profiling