Available PhD positions
PhD position 15: Utrecht – In-depth anti-tumour reactivity against haematological and solid tumour cells of αβ-Tcells engineered to express a defined γδTCR (TEGs)
|Supervisor:||Dr. Esther Drent|
|Co-Supervisors:||Prof. Dr. Katia Scotlandi and Dr. Annette Künkele|
|Secondments:||IOR (Italy) and Charité (Germany)|
|Enrolment in Doctoral Program:||Cancer Stem Cells and Developmental Biology|
|PhD awarded by:||University Utrecht|
Gadeta specializes in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies, based on ground breaking discoveries of Prof.Dr. Küball regarding the role of γδ T cell receptors (γδ TCRs) in the recognition of haematological and solid tumour cells. The project will focus on in-depth anti- tumour reactivity of different αβ T cells engineered to express a defined γδ TCR (TEGs) targeting multiple tumour entities.
Proof of principle for TEG-therapy in primary and relapse NB and possibly other tumours; identification of targetable mechanisms preventing TEG-mediated killing of NB.