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Victoria James

Assistant Professor in Cancer Biology and Gene Expression, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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  • workSchool of Veterinary Medicine and Science
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD
    UK
  • work0115 951 6797

Biography

Victoria obtained a PhD in genetics from the University of Leicester in 2007. Following her PhD studies, she pursued postdoctoral training in the fields of molecular and cell biology. Victoria was awarded the prestigious JG Graves Research Fellowship in 2012, which she held at the University of Sheffield Cancer Research Centre until joining the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in 2014. Victoria now splits her time between research and teaching and is an active member of the University of Nottingham's Cancer Research Priority Area.

Teaching Summary

Victoria is involved in teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the University of Nottingham. Victoria's teaching philosophy centres on student interaction and… read more

Research Summary

Victoria's research is focussed on understanding the complex mechanisms that lead to cancer progression and metastasis. Her group investigates how extracellular communication, via RNA and proteins,… read more

Recent Publications

  • CATRIN S RUTLAND, SIMONE DE BROT, VICTORIA JAMES and NIGEL P MONGAN, 2017. Expression Mediated by Noncoding RNA in Cancer. In: JAYPROKAS CHAKRABARTI and SANGA MITRA, eds., Cancer and Noncoding RNAs 1. 1. Academic Press Elsevier. 359-366
  • SIMONE DE BROT, CATRIN S RUTLAND, NIGEL P MONGAN and VICTORIA JAMES, 2017. Epigenetic control of microRNA expression and cancer. In: JAYPROKAS CHAKRABARTI and SANGA MITRA, eds., Cancer and Noncoding RNAs 1. 1. Academic Press Elsevier. 373-378
  • MAJCHER V, GOODE A, JAMES V and LAYFIELD R, 2015. Autophagy receptor defects and ALS-FTLD. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 66, 43-52

Applications for PhD positions are invited all year round from exceptional graduates to study the contribution of extra-cellular communication and non-coding RNAs to cancer progression and metastasis.

Funding Notes:

Candidates interested in joining the lab to work in this research area can contact Dr James by sending an e-mail to victoria.james@nottingham.ac.uk. Currently positions are only available to self-funded students. There are a number of international studentships available to international applicants: see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/InternationalOffice/prospective-students/scholarships/index.aspx.

Victoria is involved in teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the University of Nottingham. Victoria's teaching philosophy centres on student interaction and engagement, implemented through the integration of technology and traditional teaching strategies.

Current Research

Victoria's research is focussed on understanding the complex mechanisms that lead to cancer progression and metastasis. Her group investigates how extracellular communication, via RNA and proteins, promotes cancer progression and the adaption of the metastatic niche, with the aim of identifying novel markers to better stage and predict disease behaviour for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Victoria has a specific interest in both primary and metastatic cancers of bone as well as cutaneous and other soft tissue tumours.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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