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Jan Kral
Dr Jan Kral is a clinician working at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic. Jan is now also doing his PhD in the laboratory of Prof Pavel Vodicka in Prague. Pavel is head of the Department of Molecular Biology of Cancer in the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences in Prague. Jan is working with me in the CSM during March to August 2016 on the expression of mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue and blood from adenoma and cancer patients.

Pavel Dvorak
Pavel is a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr Pavel Soucek in Prague. Pavel Soucek leads the Toxicogenomics Department & Group for Biotransformations in the Centre of Occupational Medicine at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Prague. Pavel Dvorak visited with me in the CSM during June to August 2015 on the expression of mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue from colorectal cancer patients.

Marcela Proenca
Marcela is a PhD student in the laboratory of Prof Ana Elizabete Silva, Departamento de Biologia, IBILCE – UNESP Campus de São José do Rio Preto, SP in Brazil. Marcela is working on microbial factors and the relationship with gastrointestinal cancer. Marcela `visited with me in the CSM during January 2015 through funding provided by the RCSI ISCA Brazil scheme on the Fusobacterium mediated expression of cytokine mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue and blood samples from colorectal cancer patients.

Jeb Jones
Jeb is a PhD student at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) in Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Jeb is subcontracted (through the RSPH Graduate Research Assistant Position) to work part-time with my colleague Dr Veronika Fedirko (RSPH) and me from funding on my current HRB grant on selenium and colorectal cancer. Jeb worked with us (March 2015 to September 2015) on our analysis of selenoprotein gene pathway variation and selenium status interactions in regard to colorectal cancer risk.

Tereza Kunicka
Tereza is a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr Pavel Soucek in Prague working on cancer pharmacogenomics. Tereza visited with me in the CSM during September to November 2014 on the expression of selenoprotein gene mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue and blood samples from colorectal cancer patients.