Croucher Summer Courses

Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong an...

Cancer biology

This five-day residential summer course aims to educate and inspire talented postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers from Hong Kong and overseas. World-renowned international and local speakers will conduct seminars and engage in interactive discussions with participants.

Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hong Kong, surpassing the sum of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Understanding cancer biology is essential for new knowledge and devising better diagnostic tools and new treatment modalities, especially in light of new biomarkers and the launch of new targeted treatments for cancers.

The course provides an excellent opportunity for junior scientists to learn from experienced scientists directly. Cutting-edge and updated research findings will be delivered and discussed. 

The course will include sessions on cancer metabolism, tumour suppressor and tumour maintenance genes, DNA repair, cancer genomics and tumour immunotherapy.

The course is limited to a maximum of 35 participants and will be conducted in English. Applications must be received by 30 April 2015.

Sponsored by the American Association of Cancer Research.

For further information, please click here. 

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