Dr. CHRISTOS EVANGELOU
PhD in Cancer Biology, Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Areas of expertise include cancer immunology, melanoma research, cancer immunotherapy, and mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. During my PhD research, I studied the role of chronic inflammation and the cytokine IFN-gamma in adaptation and immunotherapy resistance in melanoma. By integrating high-throughput transcriptomic analyses and employing various cancer cell lines and animal models, I have developed methods to predict response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.
Dr. VERONICA HUGHES
Veronica Hughes received her PhD in medical science from the University of Florida, focusing primarily on cancer metastasis and therapeutic interventions.
Dr. JAMES MARCHANT
PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of British Columbia. Investigating the role of the funny current in cardiac pacemaking and thermal tolerance in zebrafish using CRISPR genome editing technology.
Dr. MATTHIAS SCHRÖDER
PhD in Immunology at the Division of Immunopharmacology of the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. Involved in basic and applied research for immunological interventions to treat cancer for 13 years. Currently involved in the development of fusion proteins to activate receptors of the TNF-superfamily (CD40, CD27 etc.) at a small German Biotech company as Head of Assay Development.
Dr. AMRITA SARKAR
PhD in Chemistry with postdoctoral experience at The University of Manchester, UK. Author of 14 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals.
Dr. JUSTINE BRAGUY*
Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator
PhD in Biotechnology and Plant Science with BSc in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and a Master’s in Biotechnology specialized in Synthetic Biology.
*Currently finalising her PhD
Course Overview. Cancer Biology is a foundation course designed for individuals with backgrounds in life sciences and for those looking to expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills to progress in their careers. Cancer biology looks at the interplay of genes, proteins and other biological factors that play a role in the development of cancers. This course provides an understanding of the roles played by the biological mechanism in the body to provide better ways to identify and treat cancers. This course is precursor to Immunogenomics, a more advanced and specialised area that develops on some of the concepts introduced in Cancer Biology.
Course Timing. This course is designed to be completed within six months (180 days). Failing to successfully complete the self-evaluation test would then require you to revise the course again within the course of the next six months to complete your certification. Your credential would expire if the course isn’t completed within this time frame. You can engage with the course at times deemed convenient for your schedule. Your course progress can be tracked using the Completion Indicators in the course outline and on each unit page that note the completion of each lesson.
Certificate. This course relies on a system of self-evaluation for assessment of personal learning. Your certification course is complete with the successful passing of this self-evaluation test with minimum score of >70%. You can repeat the test multiple times in case of failure. Only the final quiz is scored.
Remember to save and download your certificate, once obtained before the expiration date, which is after 180 days of course commenced.
Remember to take notes. Meanwhile you watch the lessons, try to write down concepts and key terms. Putting the lecture in your own words will help you remember.