Meeting Outline and Topics
‘Genes and Cancer’ is a broad-based research meeting focusing on basic and translational cancer research. The meeting is one of the UK and Europe’s best cancer research meetings and the meeting is now in its 33rd year. This year’s event is focused on four main research themes. They are: ‘Gene Regulation in Cancer’, ‘Ubiquitin Signalling and Inflammation’, ‘Tumour Metabolism’ and ‘Model Organisms in Cancer Research’. In addition to these 4 themes there will be 2 Keynote lectures and short talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts (including short talks for junior principal investigators and short talks for post-docs/students). A poster session also forms part of the programme which runs concurrently with a trade exhibition. A number of prizes are awarded for the best posters. The main aim of the meeting is to bring together young scientists with some of the world’s leaders in cancer research in an informal environment that maximizes interaction between speakers and delegates. It is hoped that the format and atmosphere at the conference will serve as an inspiration to those at the early stages of their scientific careers. A detailed programme is outlined below:

Monday 8th April
10:00-12:00Early Career Workshop
4 speakers and panel discussion

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14:00-15:30Session 1: Gene Expression in Cancer
Tony Kouzarides (UK)
2x short talks selected from submitted abstracts
Anne Willis (UK)
15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00-17:30Session 1 cont: Gene Expression in Cancer
Reuven Agami (NL)
Kristian Helin (DK)
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2x short talks selected from submitted abstracts
18:00-19:30 Welcome drinks reception and buffet
20:00-21:00 Keynote Lecture
Karen Vousden (UK)
Tuesday 9th April
09:00-10:45Session 2: Immune Cells and Inflamation
Vishva Dixit (US)
2x short talks selected from submitted abstracts
Xin Lu (UK)
10:45-11:15Refreshment Break
11:15-12:30Flash Talks from Abstracts
13:30-15:30Poster Session 1/Trade Exhibition
15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break
18:00-19:30 Session 3: Models and Therapy
Tom Look (US)
Kirsten Sadler Edepli (UAE)
Wednesday 10th April
09:00-10:30Session 3 cont: Models and Therapy
Mariann Bienz (UK)
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2x short talks selected from submitted abstracts
Daniel Murphy (UK)
10:30-11:00Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00Session 2 cont: Immune Cells and Inflamation
Talks from industry (UK)
Gerard Evan (UK)
13:00-15:00Poster Session II/Trade Exhibition
15:00-15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30-17:30 Session 4: Cancer Metabolism
Reuben Shaw (US)
2x short talks selected from submitted abstracts
Christian Frezza (UK)
Christina Munoz - Pinedo (ES)
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17:30-17:45 Refreshment Break
17:45-18:45 Keynote Lecture
Tak Mak (CA)
19:30-Late Conference Dinner, Ceilidh and Awards Ceremony
The Great Hall, King's College
Thursday 11th AprilDepart after breakfast