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PhD Research

Find out why Saira Saleem decided to study for her PhD at Bradford.

Externally funded projects

Details of projects will be listed when new projects are available.

Self funded projects

You can apply online. Applications are accepted at any time.

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1

Activity based proteomic probes for profiling CYP2W1 in cancer tissues

Activity based proteomic probes for profiling CYP2W1 in cancer tissues (pdf)

Dr Chris Sutton

Dr Klaus Pors

Online application

1

New strategies in dual/multi-integrin antagonism to target cancer metastasis

New strategies in dual or multi-integrin antagonism to target cancer metastasis (pdf)

Dr Helen Sheldrake

Online application

2

Investigation of antagonism of multiple RGD-binding integrins as a therapeutic strategy in advanced head and neck cancer

Investigation of antagonism of multiple RGD-binding integrins (pdf)

Dr Helen Sheldrake

Online application

3

Validation of putative small-molecule antagonists of Ran

Validation of putative small-molecule antagonists of Ran (pdf)

Prof Mohammed El-Tanani

Prof Richard Morgan

Online application

4

The role of tumour microenvironment interactions in melanoma therapy resistance

The role of tumour microenvironment interactions in melanoma therapy resistance (pdf) 

Dr Helen Sheldrake

Dr Mark Sutherland 

Online application

5

Dual CXCR4/CCR7 antagonists for the treatment of cancer

Dual CXCR4 CCR7 antagonists for the treatment of cancer (pdf)

Dr Steve Shnyder

Dr Kamyar Afarinkia

Online application

6

Unravelling the role of phytosterols in cancer

Unravelling the role of phytosterols in cancer (pdf)

Dr Kamyar Afarinkia

Prof Roger Phillips (external)

Online application

7

Tumour cell regulation of platelets and thrombosis

Tumour cell regulation of platelets and thrombosis (pdf)

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Dr Helen Sheldrake

Dr Steve Shnyder

Online application

8

Synthetic applications of cyclobutane chemistry

Synthetic applications of cyclobutane chemistry (pdf)

Dr Helen Sheldrake

Prof Laurence Patterson 

Online application

9

CYP4F11 metabolism in omega-3 fatty acid metabolism and inflammation in cancer

CYP4F11 metabolism in omega-3 fatty acid metabolism and inflammation in cancer (pdf) 

Prof Laurence Patterson

Dr Mark Sutherland

Online application

10

The effect of polysialyltransferase modulation on tumour cell migration

The effect of polysialyltransferase modulation on tumour cell migration (pdf) 

Dr Steve Shnyder

Dr Robert Falconer

Dr Colin Grant 

Online application

11

Development of Heterocyclic Pharmacophores Using Diversity-Oriented Synthesis 

Development of Heterocyclic Pharmacophores Using Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (pdf)

Dr Klaus Pors

Prof Laurence Patterson

Online application

12

Pharmacoproteomics investigation of the mechanisms of hormone therapy resistance in breast cancer

Pharmacoproteomics investigation of the mechanisms of hormone therapy resistance (pdf) 

Dr Chris Sutton

Dr Steve Shnyder 

Online application

13

Identification of New Biomarkers and Drug Targets for Head and Neck Cancer using Proteomic Profiling

Identification of New Biomarkers and Drug Targets for Head and Neck Cancer (pdf) 

Dr Chris Sutton

Prof Vladimir Botchkarev 

Online application

14

Cytochromes P450 in Cancer: Opportunities for Development of Personalised Medicine

Cytochromes P450 in Cancer: Development of Personalised Medicines (pdf) 

Prof Paul Loadman

Dr Klaus Pors 

Online application

15

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel polysialyltransferase inhibitors as anti-metastatic agents

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel PST inhibitors (pdf) 

Dr Robert Falconer

Prof Laurence Patterson 

Online application

16

Polysialyltransferases as a target in metastatic cancer

Polysialyltransferases as a target in metastatic cancer (pdf)  

Dr Robert Falconer

Prof Laurence Patterson 

Online application

17

Design, synthesis and evaluation of MMP-activated anti-cancer prodrugs

Design, synthesis and evaluation of MMP-activated anti-cancer prodrugs (pdf) 

Dr Robert Falconer

Prof Paul Loadman 

Online application

18

Regulation and Expression of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase in Normal & Malignant Cells

Regulation and Expression of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase in Normal & Malignant Cells (pdf)

Dr Klaus Pors

Prof Vladimir Botchkarev 

Online application

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