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Dr Isabel Monteiro dos Santos Pires


Isabel Monteiro dos Santos Pires

Lecturer in Biomedical Science/ Head of the Hypoxia and Tumour Microenvironment group

Post Nominals PhD, FHEA
Biography Dr Isabel Pires is a cancer biologist, and particularly interested in how low oxygen (hypoxia) in tumours impacts on therapy and metastatic spread.

Dr Pires is passionate about training the next generation of scientists. She a member of the executive committee of the British Association for Cancer Research and the Education Committee of the Biochemical Society.

She is also an enthusiastic science communicator, and has given talks in such events as TEDx Hull and Pint of Science, and organised the Soapbox Science Hull event in 2016-2017.
Research Interests Key research themes:
Tumour Hypoxia
Cancer therapy (particularly radiotherapy)
3D models of cancer

Funding since 2012:
2019- 2022 University of Hull PhD Studentship cluster for Adaptive Radiotherapy (5 studentships), total associated funds approx. £340k (cluster lead and PI for 2 projects)
2017 PARSUK Xpand Oportunidades internship to Ana Semedo and Isabel Pires €1750 (as PI)
2016 PARSUK Xperience internship to Patricia Gracio and Isabel Pires €1750 (as PI)
2015 - 2018 University of Hull PhD Studentship to Thomas Collins and Isabel Pires £65k (as PI)
2014 - 2015 Breast Cancer Campaign Pilot Grant £20k (as PI)
2014 PARSUK Xperience internship to Joana Silva and Isabel Pires €1750 (as PI)
2013 - 2014 Royal Society Research Grant: £15k (as PI)
2013 - 2016 University of Hull PhD Studentship to Anna Todd and Isabel Pires £75k (as PI)
2013 - 2016 University of Hull PhD Studentship to Flore-Anne Poujade and Isabel Pires £75k (as PI)
Teaching and Learning MSc Biomedical Science
- Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer (module leader)
- Current Topics in Biomedical Science
- Research Project and Dissertation

BSc Biomedical Science
- Independent Research Project (module leader)
- Skills for Biomedical Science (L4 and L5)
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Biological Basis of Disease
- Cancer Biology

External lecturer at the University of Oxford MSc in Radiation Oncology