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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Orr is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- genetic epidemiology of cancer
- biological mechanisms of cancer predisposition
- functional genomics
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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  • Health diplomacy in action: the cancer legacy of the Good Friday Agreement

    Lawler, M., Sullivan, R., Abou-Alfa, G. K., McCloskey, K., Keatley, D., Feighan, J., Dahut, W., Mulroe, E., Ladner, R., Genead, M., Lowery, M., Gulley, J. L., Scott, C. J., Longley, D. B., Culhane, A., Gallagher, W. M., Orr, N., Chanock, S. J. & Gopal, S., Dec 2023, In: Journal of Cancer Policy. 38, 3 p., 100448.

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  • The SARS-CoV-2 protein NSP2 enhances microRNA-mediated translational repression

    Naeli, P., Zhang, X., Snell, P. H., Chatterjee, S., Kamran, M., Ladak, R. J., Orr, N., Duchaine, T., Sonenberg, N. & Jafarnejad, S. M., Oct 2023, In: Journal of Cell Science. 136, 19, 10 p., jcs261286.

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  • A Genome-Wide Gene-Based Gene–Environment Interaction Study of Breast Cancer in More than 90,000 Women

    Wang, X., Chen, H., Kapoor, P. M., Su, Y-R., Bolla, M. K., Dennis, J., Dunning, A. M., Lush, M., Wang, Q., Michailidou, K., Pharoah, P. D. P., Hopper, J. L., Southey, M. C., Koutros, S., Freeman, L. E. B., Stone, J., Rennert, G., Shibli, R., Murphy, R. A., Aronson, K., & 51 othersGuénel, P., Truong, T., Teras, L. R., Hodge, J. M., Canzian, F., Kaaks, R., Brenner, H., Arndt, V., Hoppe, R., Lo, W-Y., Behrens, S., Mannermaa, A., Kosma, V-M., Jung, A., Becher, H., Giles, G. G., Haiman, C. A., Maskarinec, G., Scott, C., Winham, S., Simard, J., Goldberg, M. S., Zheng, W., Long, J., Troester, M. A., Love, M. I., Peng, C., Tamimi, R., Eliassen, H., García-Closas, M., Figueroa, J., Ahearn, T., Yang, R., Evans, D. G., Howell, A., Hall, P., Czene, K., Wolk, A., Sandler, D. P., Taylor, J. A., Swerdlow, A. J., Orr, N., Lacey, J. V., Wang, S., Olsson, H., Easton, D. F., Milne, R. L., Hsu, L., Kraft, P., Chang-Claude, J. & Lindström, S., 08 Apr 2022, In: Cancer Research Communications. 2, 4, p. 211-219 9 p.

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  • Common variants in breast cancer risk loci predispose to distinct tumor subtypes

    Ahearn, T. U., Zhang, H., Michailidou, K., Milne, R. L., Bolla, M. K., Dennis, J., Dunning, A. M., Lush, M., Wang, Q., Andrulis, I. L., Anton-Culver, H., Arndt, V., Aronson, K. J., Auer, P. L., Augustinsson, A., Baten, A., Becher, H., Behrens, S., Benitez, J., Bermisheva, M., & 33 othersBlomqvist, C., Bojesen, S. E., Bonanni, B., Børresen-Dale, A-L., Brauch, H., Brenner, H., Brooks-Wilson, A., Brüning, T., Burwinkel, B., Buys, S. S., Canzian, F., Castelao, J. E., Chang-Claude, J., Chanock, S. J., Chenevix-Trench, G., Clarke, C. L., Collée, J. M., Cox, A., Cross, S. S., Czene, K., Daly, M. B., Devilee, P., Dörk, T., Dwek, M., Eccles, D. M., Evans, D. G., Fasching, P. A., Figueroa, J., Jones, M. E., Orr, N., NBCS Collaborators, ABCTB Investigators & kConFab/AOCS Investigators, 04 Jan 2022, (Early online date) In: Breast Cancer Research. 24, 1, 13 p., 2.

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  • Genome-wide interaction analysis of menopausal hormone therapy use and breast cancer risk among 62,370 women

    Wang, X., Kapoor, P. M., Auer, P. L., Dennis, J., Dunning, A. M., Wang, Q., Lush, M., Michailidou, K., Bolla, M. K., Aronson, K. J., Murphy, R. A., Brooks-Wilson, A., Lee, D. G., Cordina-Duverger, E., Guénel, P., Truong, T., Mulot, C., Teras, L. R., Patel, A. V., Dossus, L., & 60 othersKaaks, R., Hoppe, R., Lo, W-Y., Brüning, T., Hamann, U., Czene, K., Gabrielson, M., Hall, P., Eriksson, M., Jung, A., Becher, H., Couch, F. J., Larson, N. L., Olson, J. E., Ruddy, K. J., Giles, G. G., MacInnis, R. J., Southey, M. C., Le Marchand, L., Wilkens, L. R., Haiman, C. A., Olsson, H., Augustinsson, A., Krüger, U., Wagner, P., Scott, C., Winham, S. J., Vachon, C. M., Perou, C. M., Olshan, A. F., Troester, M. A., Hunter, D. J., Eliassen, H. A., Tamimi, R. M., Brantley, K., Andrulis, I. L., Figueroa, J., Chanock, S. J., Ahearn, T. U., García-Closas, M., Evans, G. D., Newman, W. G., van Veen, E. M., Howell, A., Wolk, A., Håkansson, N., Anton-Culver, H., Ziogas, A., Jones, M. E., Orr, N., Schoemaker, M. J., Swerdlow, A. J., Kitahara, C. M., Linet, M., Prentice, R. L., Easton, D. F., Milne, R. L., Kraft, P., Chang-Claude, J. & Lindström, S., 13 Apr 2022, In: Scientific Reports. 12, 6199.

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