Molecular Mechanism of Cell Competition and Tumorigenesis
Project Description

Cell competition is an intrinsic defense system that viable but unfit or oncogenic cells are eliminated by neighboring cells in multicellular organisms. The molecular mechanism of cell competition and its role in tumor initiation is largely unclear. Using genome-wide profiling and screening techniques, we have identified a number of potential candidate genes and pathways critical for elucidating the mechanism of cell competition.

Supervisor
YAN Yan
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The applicants will participate in analyzing the genes and molecular pathways involved in cell competition.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

The applicants will learn how to approach a research topic analytically and systematically.
The applicants will receive technical training in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and developmental biology.
The applicants will learn how to effectively present scientific findings.

Complexity of the project
Challenging