- 24th-26th July 2013 - ECSCRI "Targeting Cancer" Conference
This conference is the launch event of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
I hope you can join us between 24th and 26th July 2013, when the conference will be dedicated to the theme of Cancer Stem Cells and will aim to address how the cancer stem cell concept might be used to target cancer and in the long term improve the prognosis for patients and develop new cancer therapies which will make a real difference to the lives of patients.
With an outstanding line up of speakers including: Fiona Watt, Nick Barker, Andreas Trumpp, Luis Parada and more.
Our conference will be held at The Celtic Manor Resort (Newport, South Wales), which was the recent host for golf’s Ryder Cup competition in 2010 and has also won many awards as a conference venue. There will be possibilities to present your work as some of the selected talks from abstract submission, a Gala dinner with poster prizes, networking opportunities with a trade fair and we also have the opportunity to have a golf tournament after the hard work!
- 26th-29th March 2012- URI Olympus Microscopy Workshop
A great opportunity to learn all about microscopes from the very basics of how to set one up through to advanced multiphoton and confocal use. There will be a certificate of attendance provided and refreshments.
It would be particularly beneficial for all University Research Institutes staff and affiliates to assess the specifications required for new equipment to be housed in the Hadyn Ellis Building.
As you can see from the programme, they will be bringing a large amount of equipment including an automated slide scanner and would like to you to bring your samples to show how the scopes can perform. The hands on sessions are only an hour and you can pick and choose your slots (on a first come first served basis).
If you would like to attend please use the registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle.Limage@olympus.co.uk or print it off, fill it in and put it in Emma Dalton's pigeon hole (AJH Lab, BIOSI2) - so we can organise catering.
Please let us know if you can bring samples and for which session.
Seminar - Wednesday 2nd November 2011 at 12 noon,Location: E1.03, BIOSI2, School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff
followed by lunch at 1pm
The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute and Miltenyi Biotec Ltd are delighted to invite you to attend our lunchtime seminar, which will take place in the Cardiff School of Biosciences on Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Free lunch will be provided!
'Strategies and Solutions for Stem Cell Research'
- Jackie Sutter, Product Manager - Stem Cells
'Efficacy of MSCs from Dental Pulp and Bone Marrow to Regenerate Craniofacial Structures'
- Jodie Harrington, Cardiff University
'Suppression of Apoptosis Inhibitor c-FLIP Selectively Sensitizes Breast Cancer Stem Cells to the Anti-cancer Agent, TRAIL'
- Luke Piggott, Cardiff University
Seminar - Tuesday 18th October 2011 at 1.10pm
(Buffet lunch at 12.45pm/Discussion over coffee 2-2.30pm)
Location: 6th Floor Seminar Room, Life Sciences Building, Museum Avenue
Title: Clonality is the key to understanding intestinal stem cell and tumour biology
by Dr Douglas Winton, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute -
The biology of stem cells has become relevant to cancer research with the concept that tumours are maintained by minor populations of 'cancer stem cells'. An assumption underlying this concept is that stem cells are discrete, stable and long- lived populations. Yet contemporary views of how cells achieve different differentiated states link the existence of interacting gene networks to the generation of transcriptional noise that is set by cell context such that cells occupy a variety of stable states. Stem cell populations are likely to be meta-stable with stemness being a proper
ty that can be both lost and acquired rather an enduring function of a discrete population. Our goal is to define a functional biology for intestinal epithelial stem populations by measuring properties that are integral to stemness and to do this entirely in situ without altering cell context.
Download the poster as a PDF
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