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North West Cancer Research Fund Institute

The North West Cancer Research Fund Institute

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Overview

The North West Cancer Research Fund Institute is a centre of excellence for molecular cancer studies located within the School of Biological Sciences at Bangor University.

Cancer is a group of diverse genetic diseases which are characterised by uncontrolled cell growth. The four research teams currently associated with the Institute investigate the molecular mechanisms which allow malignant cells to bypass normal growth restrictions and to accumulate genetic mutations. The research topics include signal transduction pathways, colorectal cancer biology, stem cell biology, DNA repair, cell cycle regulation and chromatin dynamics.

Students have the opportunity to become involved in cutting-edge research projects as part of the new BSc course in Cancer Biology.