Aug 7 7 – 11 August 2017 at the University of Hong Kong

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

First introduced in 2013, the Croucher Summer Course in Cancer Biology is an enlightening and inspiring programme covering a broad range of topics related to cancer biology. Designed for promising postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers, the course invites world-renowned international and local speakers to conduct seminars and engage in interactive discussions with participants.  Cutting-edge technology and updated research findings will be delivered and discussed.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Understanding cancer biology is vital to basic and translational research for enhancing human health and well-being.  This Summer Course will include sessions on cancer metabolism and immunotherapy, epigenetics, gene editing in cancer, genomic instability, and tumour microenvironment. The Course provides unique opportunities for junior scientists to learn with leading and experienced scientists directly and get involved in thought-provoking discussions.

Poster and oral presentations will be arranged for participants to introduce and discuss their research projects.  These experiences will enable participants to develop new insights and collaboration opportunities for their future research work. Besides, casual interaction and social activities during the programme period will also facilitate friendship and network building among the participants.

Date: 7 – 11 August 2017

Venue: The University of Hong Kong

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A Croucher Summer Course in partnership with the University of Hong Kong.