PhD position at BIG N2N- lncRNAs in cancer

We’re looking for a PhD candidate to study long non-coding RNA expression data in cancer.

The PhD candidate will work with high-dimensional (single-cell) RNA-sequencing datasets (pubic and in house generated) and apply various bio-informatics tools to delineate and characterize lncRNA transcript structures, study lncRNA expression regulation and integrate complementary data types (i.e. histone marks, CAGE-sequencing, DNA copy-number, …) in the context of cancer. The goal is to expand our knowledge on the role of lncRNAs in cancer, characterize lncRNA expression heterogeneity (between lineages and within lineages) and prioritize novel candidate biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

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Contact information: 

prof. dr. ir. Pieter Mestdagh
Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG)
Ghent University Hospital
Medical Research Building (MRB), 2nd floor, room 120.055
De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
+32 9 332 6979 (phone) | +32 9 332 6549 (fax)

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