Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

In progress.

Research centre

External supervisors

  • Dr Kyohei Nakamura, QIMR Berghofer


Immunotherapy has emerged as a new pillar in cancer treatment. Our research team is investigating how we can improve anti-tumour immune responses against blood cancers.

This project is based at QIMR Berghofer (Herston).

Research activities

Research activities include:

  • laboratory experiments
  • data collection
  • data analysis.

With support from staff, you'll perform in vitro and in vivo experiments using blood cancer models.

You'll learn basic knowledge in cancer immunology and research techniques including:

  • cell culture, molecular biology
  • standard assays in immunology (flow cytometry, ELISA, immunoblots)
  • animal experiments (including bioluminescence imaging).

You'll have access to supervision and training, lab space, desk space and a computer.

Skills and experience

This project is suitable for students who would like to learn basic laboratory skills in life science, particularly in the cancer immunology field.



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