Identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis human papillomavirus associated cancer

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Number of Master Places Available
Department / Centre
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
DR Gerald Murray 8345 3679
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Monica Molano
Dr Dorothy Machalek

Summary Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause a number of cancers, including cervical and anal cancer. The mechanisms by which an HPV infection progresses to cancer remain to be fully understood. Our research group, located at the Royal Women’s Hospital, leads a number of HPV projects on the epidemiology and molecular biology of HPV-related disease. The project on offer will involve the analysis of lesion biopsies to learn more about the development of cancer and identify new molecular targets for diagnosis. The candidate will perform techniques including the novel application of a powerful sample preparation method, laser cut microdissection, as well as molecular methods including PCR, sequencing, and methylation analysis.

Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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

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Department / Centre

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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