Our researchers are based all over europe

The PhD students will be based in 7 research groups in Europe. The training network is coordinated by the University of Leeds in the UK, where three students will be based. It is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Training Network (ETN) grant. Two students will be based at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, three at the Universitåtsklinikum in Essen, Germany, three at Lunds Universitet in Sweden, two at the Genome Research Limited at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK, and two at the University of Oslo in Norway. Two students will be funded by the Swiss Government but as part of the ETN.

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Project Co-Ordinator

The MELGEN training network is coordinated by the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds. The Scientific Coordinator is Professor Julia Newton Bishop working with Dr Juliette Randerson Moor.

  • Writing a PhD thesis

    By Sathya Muralidhar At the heart of the MELGEN consortium are the PhD students, who have been conducting melanoma research, as part of their PhD. There are many facets to a pursuing a PhD degree, conducting research actually being only one of many. For instance, sharing the findings fromRead More
  • 16th Annual Joint Scientific Meeting GenoMEL/MELGEN/BioGenoMEL, April 8-10, 2019, Athens, Greece

    The 16th Annual Joint Scientific Meeting of the GenoMEL, MELGEN and BioGenoMEL consortia will be taking place in Athens, Greece from the 8th to the 10th April 2019. Please follow the link for more information on the meeting and how to register.Read More
  • Introducing Dr Renata Varaljai and Dr Rohit Thakur…

    It is with great pride that we can announce that the first two of the MELGEN early stage researchers have successfully completed their PhD studies and passed their PhD Dissertation (also known as a Thesis) defence interviews (referred to in the UK as a Viva). Dr Renata Veraljai wasRead More
  • MELGEN at the European Researchers’ Night 2018!

    European Researchers’ Night is an annual open science initiative that occurs in September which is dedicated to bringing popular science and the work of scientists into the general public. Over the course of two days, there are several events that are organized across Europe which help to interact andRead More
  • New Cancer Progress Report 2018 from AACR

    The AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) has just released a new Cancer Progress Report for 2018. This report not only takes about straight science, but easily explains the basis of cancer development, summaries the risk factors and talks about what is the future of cancer research. The report alsoRead More