Stem Cells in Cancer - 2nd Annual Cambridge Stem Cell International Symposium

The symposium aims to critical evaluate novel findings and models of how stem cells contribute to cancer and will cover the following themes: (1) Cells at the origin of cancer, (2) Stem cells and metastasis, (3) Cancer stem cell niches, and (4) Approaches to identify cancer stem cells.

The programme includes world-class experts in the field of stem cells and cancer from Europe and the United States. To give new junior investigators as well as postodcs and PhD students the opportunity to discuss their work with established scientists, every session will have at least one selected speaker from the submitted posters.

To maximize cross-disciplinary interactions and networking and to critically evaluate recent developments in this very competitive and rapidly growing field of research, the program includes an extended poster session.
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13.00 - 15.45 Registration

16.00 - 16.15


Opening remarks: Austin Smith

16.15 - 17.15


The Merck KGaA Keynote Lecture by




Irving Weissman – “Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells”

17.15 - 17.35


Talk selected from the abstracts

17.35 - 17.55


Talk selected from the abstracts

19.00 - 19.30


Drinks reception

19.30 - 22.00


Welcome conference dinner

10th July


Session 1: Stem cells, transformation and metastasis

9.30 - 10.00


Sean Morrison – “Stem cell self-renewal mechanisms are hijacked by cancer cells”

10.00 - 10.30


Maria Pia Cosma – “Wnt signaling and the reprogramming of cell fate to pluripotency”

10.30 - 11.00


Ruggero de Maria – “New preclinical models based on Cancer Stem Cells from solid tumors”

11.00 - 11.20


Morning break

11.20 - 11.50


Tariq Enver – “Title”

11.50 - 12.10


Talk selected from the abstracts

12.10 - 12.30


Talk selected from abstracts

12.30 - 13.15


Lunch




Session 2: Cells at the origin of cancer

13.20 - 13.50


Anton Berns – “Cells of origin of (non) small cell lung cancer”

13.50 - 14.20


Eduard Batlle – “From Colon Stem Cells to Colorectal Cancer”

14.20 - 14.50


John Stingl – “Mammary stem and progenitor cells: Understanding the cellular context of breast cancer”

14.50 - 15.10


Talk selected from the abstracts

15.10 - 15.30


Coffee break




Session 3: Cancer stem cell niches

15.30 - 16.00


Andreas Trumpp – “Circulating Metastasis-Initiating Cells in Breast Cancer”

16.00 - 16.30


Fiona Watt – “Contribution of stem cells and differentiated cells to development of

tumours of multilayered epithelia”

16.30 - 17.00


Pier G Pelicci – “Regulation of self renewal in Cancer Stem Cells”

17.00 - 17.20


Talk selected from the abstracts

17.20 - 17.40


Talk selected from the abstracts

18.00 - 20.00


Poster presentation with drinks and nibbles

11th July


Session 4: Approaches to identify cancer stem cells

9.30 - 10.00


The EMBO Young Investigator Lecture by:

Cedric Blanpain – “Cutaneous cancer stem cells”

10.00 - 10.30


Thomas Brabletz – “microRNAs, EMT and Cancer Stem Cells”

10.30 - 11.00


Matt Smalley – “Stem and progenitor cells as the origins of breast cancer subtypes”

11.00 - 11.20


Morning break

11.20 - 11.50


Tony Green – “JAK/STAT signalling, stem cell subversion and myeloproliferative neoplasms”

11.50 - 11.10


Talk selected from the abstracts

11.10 - 11.30


Talk selected from the abstracts




Closing remarks

9 Jul - 11 Jul 2012

Cambridge
United Kingdom
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