There is an exciting interdisciplinary PhD opportunity in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast which may be of interest to students with a radiation biology or physics background. 

Despite extensive evidence that the immune system plays a significant role in responses following ionising radiation exposure, it is currently not included in most models of response to cancer radiation therapy. During this project, the student will develop mathematical models of the interaction between the immune system and cancer, how this impacts on treatment outcome, and how this might be exploited for patient benefit. This work will be carried out in collaboration with biologists, medical physicists and oncologists within the radiation biology group at the CCRCB. 

Further details on the PhD and how to apply can be found online at the QUB website, and I can be contacted at for any other additional information.