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Seedcorn Bursary Funding 2019-2020 - call 1

27 February 2020

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Congratulations to Dr Amy Codd from the School of Medicine on her successful application to receive funding as part of the first call for the CITER Seedcorn bursary 2019-2020. The research project title is "Investigation of cancer stem cells and immunotherapy responses in a novel patient-derived prostate cancer cell model".

The research project will test how certain treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells, called cancer stem cells, could be targeted by immune cells. The project uses a recently developed laboratory model which involves growing cells from biopsies from men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. Cancer cells directly obtained from patients can give a better idea of how treatments might work in a clinical setting, in comparison to cells which have been grown in the lab for a long time. The biopsy samples will be obtained in collaboration with the Wales Cancer Bank. This project brings together the expertise of researchers in the Divisions of Cancer and Genetics, and Infection and Immunity, within Cardiff University. The work is expected to contribute to two publications describing the characteristics of the prostate cancer stem cells and the nature of the immune cell responses, respectively.

If you are CITER Post Doctorate Research Associate and interested in applying in the second call please note the call opens on 4 May 2020. For further information please contact the CITER office;

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