Miss Cemsel Bafligil

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Cemsel is an NIHR Manchester BRC funded PhD student (Cancer Sciences) whose research focuses on developing an endometrial cancer risk prediction model using genomics data. Recently, she went on a 3-month placement in Cambridge funded by NIHR SPARC award.

Cemsel obtained her Bachelors degree from The University of Manchester in Developmental Biology, and her Masters degree from Imperial College London in Reproductive and Developmental Biology. Afterwards, Cemsel worked at University of Oxford in alliance with Bayer AG for two years investigating novel therapeutic targets for endometriosis related to immunity and inflammation. In 2017, she worked at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to pilot the diagnostic use of menstrual blood for a number of endometrial pathologies, using single cell approach.


Social responsibility

Science Spectacular "Cancer Prevention and Early Detection" Stall Manager; 2018

Pint of Science Manchester "Our Body" Event Manager; 2018

Founder and Support Group Leader in Oxford (Endometriosis UK); 2015-2017




BSc (Hons) Developmental Biology

MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Associate Member of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)

In Training Member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

Student Member of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

Student Member of the British Association for Cancer Research (BACR)

External positions

Advanced Research Assistant, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

3 Apr 201713 Aug 2017

Laboratory Research Technician, Oxford University

30 Mar 201529 Mar 2017

Research Networks and Beacons

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • endometrial cancer, endometriosis, gynaecological oncology, cancer science, gynaecology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2014 - Master in Science, Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London (University of London) (2013 - 2014)
  • 2013 - Bachelor of Science, Developmental Biology, The University of Manchester (2010 - 2013)

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