5 Open Positions for PhD students in Cancer Biology

Employer
VIB-KULEUVEN Center for Cancer Biology
Location
Europe
Posted
August 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia






The VIB-KULeuven Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), located on the Campus Gasthuisberg of the University of Leuven, contributes to the better understanding of the biology that underlies cancer initiation, progression and metastatic dissemination with the ultimate goal to develop more effective and specific anti-cancer (combination) therapies. CCB is currently composed of more than 200 scientists in 12 independent research groups and units. Our scientific interest in various hallmarks of tumors and their microenvironment, including angiogenesis, inflammation, metabolism, genetic and epigenetic regulating circuits. CCB fosters an interdisciplinary environment and close cooperation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center LKI and the Hospital, both located on the same campus, to promote translational research





VIB-KULEUVEN Center for Cancer Biology has currently several open positions for PhD students in diverse projects in cancer biology.


PROJECTS


Project 1: Metabolic control of breast cancer derived metastasis formation

Promotor: Sarah-Maria Fendt - Laboratory of Laboratory of Cellular Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation


Project 2: Explore vascular and immunomodulating mechanisms to induce immune-stimulated tumor cell death in tumors and metastasis

Promotor Gabriele Bergers, PhD - Laboratory of Tumor Microenvironment and Therapeutic Resistance


Project 3: The Ubiquitin Pathway as a new frontier in lung cancer therapy

Promotor Anna Sablina, PhD - Laboratory for Mechanisms of Cell transformation








Project 4: Single-cell RNA-sequencing in the context of space and time to interrogate tumour microenvironment (TME) impact on therapy response.

Promotor: Diether Lambrechts, PhD - Laboratory of Translational Genetics


Project 5: Intra-tumoral heterogeneity and response to therapy in melanoma

Promotor: Jean Christophe Marine, PhD - Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology




 




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