The Molecular Immunology laboratory is interested in cancer immunology and in identifying new therapeutic molecules or markers which can be harnessed to control tumour progression. The laboratory has been characterizing new targets and exploring novel combination therapies with complimentary anti-tumor mechanisms.
The project offered aims to identify molecules that maybe over expressed or under expressed during cancer. Carry out in vivo and in vitro studies to identify the effect of blocking or stimulating the identified molecules using antibodies or transgenic mice. Isolation of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) will be carried out to further understand tumour immunology.
This project will give an honours student experience in a variety of laboratory skills and animal work, immunological assays including ELISAs, flow cytometry and advanced imaging techniques.