The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences holds an internal seminar series each week where prestigious speakers, at both local and international level, are invited to present their research. This leads to collaborative working and a sharing of knowledge. Highlighted below are our 2021 speakers:
Friday 26 February - Professor Gerard Graham, Gardiner Chair of Immunology / Head of the Chemokine Research Group / Interim Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow (Host: Dr Elaine Leung) - “Atypical chemokine receptors in biology and pathology.”
Friday 12 February - Dr Kunal Rai, Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center/Scientific Director, MD Anderson Epigenomics Initiative (Host: Dr Sovan Sarkar) - “Exploiting Cancer Epigenome for Precision Medicine”.
Friday 5 February - Professor Steve Smerdon, Professor of Structural Biology, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham (Host: Dr Paloma Garcia/Dr Clare Davies) - “Structural biology at the ICGS: What we are up to and how you can get involved!”
Friday 29 January - Professor Alan Parker, Professor of Translational Virotherapies, Cardiff University (Host: Dr Elaine Leung) - “From basic virology to precision virotherapies: How to train your oncolytic virus”.
Friday 22 January - Professor Marc Peschanski, Director of Research Emeritus at INSERM, Scientific Director of the I-STEM Institute, Scientific Director of the Center for Stem Cell Studies (Host: Professor Timothy Barrett) - “Harnessing pluripotent stem cells for therapies applicable to rare diseases of genetic origin”.
Friday 15 January - Dr Diu Nguyen, Cancer Biology Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, USA (Host: Dr Rui Monteiro) - "Understanding Post-transcriptional Regulation by RNA-Binding Proteins in Normal and Malignant Stem Cells for Novel Therapeutic Opportunities.”