Tel: 020 76796549 (or x 46549)
The UCL Cancer Institute hosts external speakers, prominent in their fields of study, on Thursday evenings throughout the academic year.
The aims of these seminars are to discuss a range of topics relevant to cancer research, from fundamental research discoveries to translational applications, and we hope that these seminars will become a focus of social interaction between clinicians and scientists involved in cancer research across the UCL campus.
The general format is a 40-minute talk followed by a 10-minute discussion. A drinks reception will be held after each seminar.
Thursday 6th June at 5pm in the Courtyard Café, Paul O’Gorman Building
Dr Alex Gould – National Institute for Medical Research, London
“Relative organ growth and metabolism“
All organisms regulate their growth according to internal genetic programmes and the availability of nutrients from the environment. As human and other animal embryos develop, they increase in size dramatically. The lab is working to identify the nutritional factors and genetic networks that promote growth during development and, equally importantly, those that shut it down in adulthood. This research also aims to shed light on the complex interactions between nutrition and the genes influencing growth, obesity and diabetes.
Dr Gould’s current work aims to understand how sub-optimal nutrition during embryonic and foetal growth can lead to aberrant metabolism and insulin-resistance later on in adult life. Much of his research in this area uses the fruit fly Drosophila, a model organism that shares many genes with mammals. His group recently found that restricting nutrient intake during Drosophila development reduces growth and insulin signalling in certain organs, such as the brain, to a much lesser extent than in others. They have now identified several conserved genes regulating this selective sparing process and are currently examining whether these genes play a similar role in mammals.
For further info homepage: Dr Alex Gould
Host: Barbara Jennings – please contact Dr Barbara Jennings if you wish to meet with the speaker.
All are welcome. A reception will be held after the seminar.
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Speakers - Nicholas Wright, Richard Peto, Hilary Calvert, Peter Ell, Jack Cuzick, Andy Futreal, Caroline Hill, Peter Parker, Stephen Jackson, Ewan Birney
Spring 2009 (pdf)
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Winter 2008 (pdf)
Speakers - Tony Ng, Julie Cooper, Amanda Fisher, Barbara Jennings, Mark Lythgoe, Robert Brown, Julian Blow, Caroline Dive, James Brenton, Francesco Dazzi, Quentin Pankhurst
Summer 2008 (pdf)
Speakers - Julian Downward, Ian Hagan, Mieke Dewerchin, Jordan Raff, Silvia Marino, Gordon Jayson, Kim Nasmyth, Tony Carr
Winter 2007 (pdf)
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