Articles tagged with: PhDs

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Zoe Leech 17 June 2016

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

This year our annual Postgraduate Day was held on 14th June.

The event showcases our postgraduate students' work at BCI, also giving them practice for national and international meetings, as well as encouraging them to form their research plans...

 

BCI at the Pint of Science Festival

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Zoe Leech 07 June 2016

Review by Viola Walther

BCI at the Pint of Science Festival

BCI researchers and SMD colleagues took part in the Pint of Science festival once again this year.

The aim is to unweave the complexity of current research topics for the benefit of a non-scientific audience in a casual setting (over a pint, probably, in a pub)...

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 05 February 2016

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) is funding six new research projects, including another here at BCI, with a total of £1 million - bringing the charity’s support for research into the UK’s most lethal cancer to over £8 million.

Included in the 6 funded projects are our Dr Patricia Sancho, and former PhD student, now postdoc at Imperial College, Dr Fieke Froeling...

Pancreatic Cancer UK grants for five BCI group leaders

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 24 November 2015

Pancreatic Cancer UK grants for five BCI group leaders

New grants from the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK will fund five projects here at BCI that aim to improve treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

The grants come from two separate schemes run by the charity and we are extremely grateful to all its supporters who have made these awards possible.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2015

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Engagement, Interviews Published by Zoe Leech 13 November 2015

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2015

For this year's World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we spoke to some of our clinical and scientific researchers about treating and understanding this devastating disease.

Watch our video to hear their points of view...

Barts Cake - Cancer Research UK's Science Cakes

Posted in Charity, Events Published by Zoe Leech 21 October 2015

Barts Cake - Cancer Research UK's Science Cakes

For the third year running, Barts Cancer Institute held a local round of CR-UK’s “Science Cakes” competition.

Nine science-themed cakes were submitted, representing all manner of themes; from renewable energy, to the division of a plant cell, to a boiling-over conical flask!

BCI STARS 2015

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Engagement, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 16 October 2015

BCI STARS 2015

Twenty-five school students aged 16-17 (year 12) joined us in July, having just completed their AS levels, to take part in the BCI STARS course - a one-week intensive practical course in general research laboratory skills.

STARS 2015 was a huge success aided in no small way by an award of £1000 from the Biochemical Society...

3rd BCI VOICE Course Success

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Zoe Leech 09 October 2015

3rd BCI VOICE Course Success

September 2015 saw our third VOICE: Science for Patient Advocates course take place, thanks to Independent Cancer Patients' Voice and all our dedicated volunteers.

Find out how our cancer patient advocates got on in this course, unique to the UK, that teaches degree-level cancer biology and practical research techniques to non-academics...

Fruit Fly on the Wall

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles Published by Zoe Leech 14 August 2015

Fruit Fly on the Wall

Our Early Career Researcher Dr Paulo Ribeiro supervises the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly genetics research laboratory in the Centre for Tumour Biology.

Find out about flies in cancer research and what kind of projects are happening in the lab now...

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 14 July 2015

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Two new papers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology in the journal Blood show that boosting the immune system could help control Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

The studies focus on two proteins called “Programmed Death Ligand 1” (PD-L1) and Programmed Death 1” (PD-1), found on the surface of tumour and immune cells respectively...

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