Tumour metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related death, and is associated epigenetic reprogramming. The aim of my current project is to develop our understanding of the mechanisms which underly these epigenetic changes, using zebrafish models of colorectal cancer.
I have recently completed a PhD at the University of the West of England (UWE) studying the role of specific microorganisms in the progression of colorectal cancer. This project focussed on comparing the response of benign and malignant tumour cells to infection with bacteria such as F. nucleatum, which inluded studying tumour cell metabolism, migration and invasion.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Q Science (General)
- Colorectal cancer
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