Understanding the immune microenvironment in brain tumours

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Theo Mantamadiotis theom@unimelb.edu.au (03) 8559 7065 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Stanley Stylli

Summary This project aims to understand the types and distribution of immune cells in brain tumour tissue and how the tumour microenvironment, including immune cells, contribute to oncogenesis.

Project Details

Understanding the best immunotherapy which could be applied to a specific cancer type requires a deep understanding of the immunobiology of the tumour tissue. This project aims to understand the types and distribution of immune cells in brain tumour tissue and how the tumour microenvironment, including immune cells, contribute to oncogenesis. Unique brain cancer cell lines, and brain tumour tissue from animal models and patients, will be used to investigate the tumour microenvironment, using state-of-the-art multiplex immunohistochemistry and computational analysis.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology, Cancer

School Research Themes

Cancer in Biomedicine, Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Mantamadiotis laboratory: Brain Cancer Molecular Biology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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