Like molecular clockwork – how biological timers control the immune system
- Researcher: Professor Philip Hodgkin
- Institution: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
- Award Amount: £229,364 for 3 years from 1st January 2018
- Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Professor Philip Hodgkin, based in Australia, is using funding from Worldwide Cancer Research to work out the molecular ‘clockwork’ behind biological timers that control how the immune system responds once it is activated. His team are particularly interested in looking at genes that keep these timers ticking that are also involved in lymphoma. They hope that their approach will reveal more about how the normal immune response works so that they can identify what is going wrong when lymphoma develops.
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