Childhood Cancer Research: to understand the molecular basis of childhood cancers and to develop more effective therapies for children with cancer, by combining basic research in cell and molecular biology with translational cancer research and clinical trials.
Next Cancer Section Seminar Series
'Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase in neuroblastoma: lessons from model systems'
Professor Ruth Palmer (University of Gothenburg)
Host: Prof John Anderson
Wednesday 4th of October at 3PM
June Lloyd Room (Ground Floor, 30 Guilford Street)
Ruth Palmer is based at Gothenburg University, Sweden (http://ruthpalmerlab.com/). Research in the Palmer laboratory is focused on analysing the Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) receptor tyrosine kinase. Drosophila, cell culture and mice models are employed to dissect ALK-activated pathways during developmental processes and in neuroblastoma, where activating mutations in ALK are found. Recent work has led to the identification of human ALK ligands that remain the subject of focus in the lab, in particular when considering the role of ALK in neuroblastoma development.