Construction of a tool to monitor the influence of diet on cancerassociated microsatellite instability

Heriot Watt University

Past award

Student: Constance Gwangwava : Heriot-Watt University

Year Award Started: 2013

It is known that diet can affect health. The aim of the project is to create a reporter system which is capable of indicating whether or not specific dietary components have an influence on maintaining the integrity of the genetic material, DNA. Investigations of the impact of diet on genome integrity can provide information on how dietary choice plays a role in instigating or preventing the onset of diseases, such as cancer, associated with genome instability.

Research area: Cancer


Professor Michael Schweizer
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biphysics and Bioengineering