Projects
Name
Biomarker Functional analysis in bladder cancer in vitro and in vivo models
University
Greece (HelMSIC) - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens
Domain
Biology
Departement
Laboratory of Biology, Medical School of Athens, University of Athens
Head
Prof. E. Marinos
Tutor
Maria Roubelakis, Assistant Professor
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
This project aims to investigate the functional role of selected biomarkers in bladder cancer and further target these molecules by gene silencing methodology to examine potential role in the bladder tumor progression and metastasis in vivo. The methodology that will be used include: Tissue culture ? Lentiviral vector production ? Proliferation assays ? CFU assays ? Animal work ? Flow cytometry
What is the aim of the project?
This project aims to investigate the functional role of selected biomarkers in bladder cancer.
What techniques and methods are used?
Tissue culture ? Lentiviral vector production ? Proliferation assays ? CFU assays ? Animal work ? Flow cytometry
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
-
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
0
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student will attend the experimental procedures that are performed in the lab, will have the chance to ask questions related to the project or the related methodology. More importantly, it is expected that the student will comprehend the theoretical base of the project and obtain a background in the field.The students must be fluent in English and have successfully attended Biology or Molecular Biology modules. The students must be fluent in English and have successfully attended Biology or Molecular Biology modules.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=roubelakis+m