Prof Mohammad Ilyas from the University of Nottingham, UK has recently received research grant from a charity called Bowel Cancer Research UK to investigate how thegut environment affects bowel (colorectal) cancer in younger people. Professor Mohammad Ilyas from University of Nottingham, in collaboration with colleagues from the Universities of Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh, will compare samples of bowel cancer from younger people with samples from people aged over 50 to understand if there are differences that might affect how quickly a tumour grows.
Furthermore, Prof Ilays has also secured a Newton Fund Institutional Link grant together with the NICCRAT team in Indonesia led by Dr. Susanna Hutajulu from Department of Internal medicine of Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, UGM. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Indonesia Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education and delivered by the British Council. The project called Improving Clinical Outcome in Indonesia with a Novel diagnostic test for Colorectal Cancer (ICONICC) and focuses on (a) Implement a new molecular test to detect both dMMR and inherited form of CRC (b) Perform a sophisticated analysis of CRCs: an in-depth analysis of CRC in young patients to explore disease biology, (c) Develop UK-Indonesia training schools and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to promote knowledge exchange and adoption of new molecular test into clinical practice.
The CEO of PathGen, Susanti, is again working with Prof. Ilyas in both projects.