In 2021, Manchester launched an Early Detection Student Workshop series with monthly interactive sessions covering a diverse range of topics, spanning across from cancer early detection techniques to enhancing communication skills.
Planned sessions also include patient and public engagement, managing data and research material, post-doctoral opportunities and utilising social media to promote research.
PhD Project: Neural information extraction for literature-based discovery of cancer mechanisms
Supervisor: Prof. Sophia Ananiadou
PhD Project: Urinary HPV testing for cervical cancer screening
Supervisor: Prof. Emma Crosbie
Read more about Jennifer’s work investigating how a urine test could provide a non-invasive alternative to a smear test.
PhD Project: The COX-2 associated inflammatory pathway as a potential biomarker for early detection in lung cancer
Supervisor: Prof. Caroline Dive
PhD Project: Developing ex vivo models for breast cancer – understanding the link between tissue mechanics, genetic instability and cancer initiation
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Gilmore
PhD Project: Economic issues in the delivery and organisation of services for early detection of cancer
Supervisor: Prof. Matt Sutton
Seung Hyun Lee
PhD Project: A digital pathology atlas for pancreatic precancer lesions
Supervisor: Dr Claus Jørgensen
PhD Project: Factors influencing uptake of breast cancer screening in ethnic minority groups residing in Greater Manchester (GM)
Supervisor: Prof. Janelle Yorke
PhD Project: Development of a 3D in vitro lung cancer model to track genetic instability
Supervisor: Prof. Sarah Cartmell
Read more about Emmanouela’s research developing a 3D in vitro lung cancer model to track genetic instability.
PhD Project: Designing functional 3D scaffolds for cancer early detection
Supervisor: Prof. Alberto Saiani
PhD Project: Defining Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in Young Women
Supervisor: Dr Sacha Howell
Training and Development
A core goal at ACED Manchester is to enable the next-generation of early detection research scientists to become future leaders.
ACED Manchester's research is prioritised across three key research themes and several disease sites.