Cancer Biology 2017

The Croucher Summer Course in Cancer Biology 2017 is a five-day residential course to be held from 7-11 August 2017 (Monday - Friday) in Hong Kong. It aims to educate and inspire postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers from Hong Kong and overseas. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned international and local scientists, network with peers, and participate in engaging and interactive discussions.

Monday 7 August 2017

Seminar Room 3, G/F, Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

14:15

Welcome Speech

14:30

Accelerated approaches for interrogating cancer drivers and dependencies in the mouse

16:00
Tea break
16:30

Mechanisms that generate antibody repertoires and their roles in genome stability and cancers of the adaptive immune system

18:00
18:30
Welcome Dinner

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Seminar Room 3, G/F, Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

09:00

Targeting cancer with synthetic lethality

10:30

Multiple mechanisms of HBx in promoting chromosome instability

11:00
Tea break
11:30

Oral presentations

12:30
Lunch
13:30

Epigenetics stochasticity in normal development and cancer

15:00

PRMT6-dependent CRAF/ERK signalling regulates cancer stem cell plasticity in liver cancer

15:30

Poster session

17:00
Panel Discussion: Advice to Young Researchers

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Seminar Room 3, G/F, Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

09:00

The multiple roles of cancer-associated fibroblasts

10:30

Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase regulates sorafenib resistance via modulation of ER stress induced differentiation

11:00
Tea break
11:30

Oral presentations

12:30
Lunch
13:30

Immunotherapy: The fourth pillar of cancer treatment

15:00

Delineating epigenetic alterations in liver cancer

15:30

Poster session

17:00
Panel Discussion : Tips for establishing collaboration

Thursday 10 August: Open Symposium

Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 1 G/F, William M. W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

09:30

Opening address

09:45

Tumor suppressor and tumor maintenance genes

10:30
Tea Break
11:00

Recurrent DNA break cluster genes in neural stem and progenitor cells: Implications for brain development, neuropsychiatric disease and cancer

11:45

Targeting cancer with synthetic lethality

12:30
Lunch
14:00

Epigenetics at the crossroad of genetics and environment leading to disease

14:45

Imaging therapy failure

15:30
Tea Break
16:00

Cancer Metabolism: Back to the future

16:45

Closing Remarks

Friday 11 August: Day Trip

Guided-tour of Hong Kong IslandĀ 

No sessions defined.

Speakers

  • Data Professor Frederick Alt Harvard Medical School
  • Data Professor Alan Ashworth University of California, San Francisco
  • Data Professor Andrew Feinberg Johns Hopkins University
  • Data Professor Scott Lowe
  • Data Professor Tak Mak University of Toronto
  • Data Dr Erik Sahai
  • Data Dr Wilson Ching
  • Data Dr Ma Stephanie
  • Data Dr Lee Terence Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Data Dr Wong Jack