• Cancers
  • Oncology

Location: Translational Research Institute

Type of student: Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer

Type of work: 

  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Wet lab work

Brief synopsis: We have identified several potential markers for breast cancer diagnosis and/or prognosis. This project involves immunohistochemistry (IHC) of breast cancer tissue samples on tissue microarrays (TMAs) to test whether these potential markers can be used for diagnosis and/or prognosis. Following optimization of the conditions for antigen retrieval and antibody dilution, TMAs will be stained with antibodies specific to the markers and the TMAs will be scored. Scores will be compared to clinical information available for the corresponding tissue sections and statistical analyses will be applied to test the strength of these markers.
Depending on the progress in our laboratory at the start date of the student, the student can join at the beginning, middle or end of this process.

Time frame: Any start date can be considered. End date will depend on availability.



Dr Pascal Duijf

Dr Pascal Duijf

Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute