Dr Tomoko Iwata
- Senior Lecturer (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)
- Associate (Institute of Cancer Sciences)
School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Laboratory Medicine Building, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF
Dr Tomoko Iwata is a senior lecturer in University of Glasgow since 2002. Dr Iwata obtained PhD in Biochemistry from ETH-Zurich. Her postdoctoral work, conducted in the NIH, USA, and in Max-Planck Institute, Germany, aimed to understand the roles of FGFR3 gene mutations in genetic diseases using in vivo models and transcriptome analysis.
Dr Iwata’s current research interest is mechanisms of bladder cancer progression and immunotherapy response, with a goal to identify novel therapies targeting growth factor/cytokine signalling in regulation of inflammation in tumour immune microenvironment.
For better diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer, we are interested in:
- Multiplex Immunofluorescence (mIF) and quantitative pathology imaging analysis of tumour immune microenvironment and signalling pathways
- A driver role of FGFR3 in bladder cancer
- Myeloid cells in bladder cancer progression and immunotherapy
- Cell-free biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of bladder cancer
PhD research projects offered in Molecular Pathology.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Use of cell-free plasma DNA as a biomarker of canine cancer
2017 - 2018
- Cortical Development Meeting (Crete) and ISDB/JSDB [International Society of Developmental Biologists/Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists] Meeting (Japan)
2008 - 2008
- Control of cell cycle & apoptosis in cortical progenitors by Fgf receptor 3
2004 - 2007
- MSc/PgCert/PgDip (blended online) Molecular Pathology (Programme Director)
- BScMedSci Clinical Medicine, Molecular Pathology specialist course (course coordinator)
- Lectures: Targeting Cancer Signalling, Bladder cancer
- Project Supervision: Molecular Pathology projects (wet and dry)
- PGR Deputy Convener of School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing