Previous Research Stories

You can find information regarding previous research Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity has funded and some of the outcomes.

Previous Research

Official Title: Ian Meek PhD Studentship
Elucidating the high-grade transformation of low-grade brain tumours

Lead Researcher: Dr Heiko Wurdak
Where: Leeds, West Yorkshire
When: 2014-2018
Cost: £120,000
Research Type: Adult, Glioblastoma

Ian Meek died aged 42 from a brain tumour. In the last three years of his life when he was most affected by the disease, he raised £120,000 to fund the Ian Meek PhD Studentship at the University of Leeds.

Official Title: Identification of new drug targets to improve the treatment of high-grade brain tumours

Lead Researcher: Dr Spencer Collis
Non-Clinical PhD Student: Natasha Carmell

Where: University of Sheffield
When: 2015-2018
Cost: £19,700
Research Type: Adult, High-Grade

Official Title: Development of clinically relevant brain tumour models to identify new treatment regimes

Lead Researcher: Dr Spencer Collis
Clinical PhD Student: Ola Rominiyi

Where: University of Sheffield
When: 2016 - 2019
Cost: £18,975
Research Type: Adult, High-Grade, Glioblastoma

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