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Manipulating microRNAs to manage mesothelioma

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s
Department
Pathology (Dunedin)
Supervisors
Dr Glen Reid, Dr Cath Drummond

Overview

MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs responsible for post-transcriptional control of gene expression.

They are dysregulated in tumour cells, contributing to all of the hallmarks of cancer. In malignant mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, multiple tumour suppressor microRNAs are downregulated.

This project will investigate the role of miR-625 in the biology of mesothelioma and in particular, response of this tumour to chemotherapy.

Contact

Glen Reid
Email   glen.reid@otago.ac.nz