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International PhD Scholarship in Phospholipid Formulations for Anticancer Therapy, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
In the UK, approximately 7000 people per year are diagnosed with brain cancer, making it about the 10th most common type of cancer in men and the 13th in women. Brain cancer mortalities in children exceed those of leukaemia making it the second highest cause of death. In spite of this, research in this area has not received the attention it merits. Brain tumours differ from most other cancers by their diffusion infiltration of the surrounding normal brain tissue, resulting in complete resection of the tumour by surgery being rarely successful. Consequently, future developments in treatment strategies are likely to be systematic in nature. However, at the present time chemotherapy is very unpredictable with large variation in drug sensitivity demonstrated between individuals.
We have recently shown that liposomes generated from prolipsomes are effective in suppression of glioma cancers.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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Research Grant “Effel Donation” in Oncology and Leukaemia, Netherlands

This grant is allocated to a postdoctoral researcher affiliated to a university in the Flemish Community or affiliated to the Evangelische Protestantse Faculteit in Leuven and the Faculteit voor Protestantse Godgeleerdheid in Brussels, or to a Flemish or a Federal institute for scientific research, in order to promote research.
The candidates must have Belgian nationality or belong to one of the member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area (EU-countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein).A grant totalling €7,450 for the purchase of equipment or to cover bench fees. If this date falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the closing date is moved to the following Monday at 17.00h. In order to ensure that all candidates get an equal chance, no bibliographical additions will be accepted after this date. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the FWO is not responsible for the temporary unavailability of the system. Therefore, we advise you to submit at least one to two weeks before the closing date.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 April,2011

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