Department of Clinical Molecular Biology conducts research projects focused on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of lung cancer initiation and progression. PhD students will participate in the research projects aimed to recognize the molecular basis of formation and development of lung cancer. These projects will intent to identify potential molecular biomarkers with the prognostic and predictive value: a) global expression of miRNA (mirNomic) in the lung cancer with the use of microarrays; b) development of miRNA expression profiles useful in the assessment of recurrence and cancer-related death. PhD students will be trained in the proper preparation of tissue and blood samples for miRNA research. They will learn how to perform miRNA expression profiling using microarrays and how to interpret the results of microarray analysis.