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University of Cambridge
Closing the knowledge gap in post-genomic research: Fast-track functional characterisation of genes implicated in human blood formation and pathologies using zebrafish as an in vivo model
Dr. Ana Cvejic is hunting down genes involved in the development of leukaemia, by studying zebrafish. The processes taking place in zebrafish cells are remarkably similar to those in humans, so this work can tell us a lot about what goes wrong in cancer. She plans to use these results as a launch pad to find equivalent human cancer genes.
This grant is administered through Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity.