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Read more at: Selfish mitochondria in a canine transmissible cancer

Selfish mitochondria in a canine transmissible cancer

16 June 2020

A new study by the Transmissible Cancer Group published in Nature Communications today! Previous research has shown that at several points in history, mitochondria - which are compartments providing cells with their energy - from unrelated host dogs have been captured by CTVT, perhaps to aid survival of this long-lived...


Read more at: Human anti-cancer drugs could help treat transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils

Human anti-cancer drugs could help treat transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils

3 April 2020


Read more at: TCG PhD graduate Adrian Baez-Ortega won Weintraub Graduate student Award for 2020!

TCG PhD graduate Adrian Baez-Ortega won Weintraub Graduate student Award for 2020!

2 March 2020

Many congratulations to Adrian Baez-Ortega, who won Weintraub Graduate student Award for 2020! The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. This is a very prestigious international graduate student award from the US! Awardees will...


Read more at: Many congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair
Many congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair

Many congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair

20 December 2019

TCG second PhD, Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair, was officially graduated! Maire obtained her PhD from Cambridge in 2018 and used computational and statistical modelling of genomic data to understand the origin and evolution of transmissible cancer. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Cancer Genomics group led by...


Read more at: Congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair!
Congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair!

Congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair!

20 December 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Maire Ni Leathlobhair!


Read more at: TCG collaborator from Argentina, Dr. María Verónica Brignone , visited TCG group at Cambridge for 2 weeks in September 2019
TCG collaborator from Argentina, Dr. María Verónica Brignone , visited TCG group at Cambridge for 2 weeks in September 2019

TCG collaborator from Argentina, Dr. María Verónica Brignone , visited TCG group at Cambridge for 2 weeks in September 2019

8 November 2019

Dr. María Verónica Brignone is a Vet from Argentina, who has collected CTVT tumour biopsies from dogs in Argentina and hosted a visit from a TCG PhD at Argentina previously. During her 2 weeks visit in September, Maria extracted genomic DNA from these CTVT samples and performed PCR analysis for genetic analysis to...


Read more at: "Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage" published on Science today!
"Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage" published on Science today!

"Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage" published on Science today!

2 August 2019

Many congratulations to Adrian Baez-Ortega's new paper published on Science 2nd August 2019! "Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage" Well done Adrian and the team! Here are some links to the news about the paper: https://www.cam.ac.uk/caninecancer https://www.wired.com/story/how-...


Read more at: Congratulations to Adrian Baez-Ortega, who won Award from the Kennel Club!

Congratulations to Adrian Baez-Ortega, who won Award from the Kennel Club!

7 June 2019

Congratulations to Adrian Baez-Ortega , who has been awarded the 2019 Canine Health Awards Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award from the Kennel Club. Adrian will receive £10,000, which he will use to support research on CTVT. Find more information about the award here .


Read more at: TCG in the news
TCG in the news

TCG in the news

23 October 2018

TCG science has recently featured in several books and news articles. An article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung profiled Elizabeth Murchison and her research on transmissible cancers. Transmissible cancers, and TCG science, were covered in Carl Zimmer's new book on heredity She has her mother's laugh . Máire Ní Leathlobhair's...


Read more at: TCG summer student Sarah Cox awarded a BBSRC studentship
TCG summer student Sarah Cox awarded a BBSRC studentship

TCG summer student Sarah Cox awarded a BBSRC studentship

6 September 2018

Sarah Cox, a pre-clinical Cambridge vet student who performed a summer project at TCG has been awarded a BBSRC studentship. The UK Veterinary Summer Studentship Programme aims to inspire UK veterinary undergraduates to consider a career in research by funding summer studentships to be undertaken in world-class research...


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