UCL Cancer Institute


Cancer Institute and Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre Annual Conference

Thursday 14 July, 09:00 - 17:30
Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN

This year’s conference programme embraces the breadth of cancer research across UCL. The day comprises of scientific talks, poster presentations and exhibitions showcasing the range of cancer research and services at UCL and its academic partners and collaborators. 

For 2016, UCL Cancer Institute welcomes Professor Alan Ashworth FRS, both as our keynote speaker and the new Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board.

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08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00-09:15 Director's update, Prof Tariq Enver

Update from Accelerator Networks and Centres
Chair: Prof Bart Vanhaesebroeck 

  • Dr Nicky McGranahan - TRACERx, exploring lung cancer evolution.
  • Prof Paolo Salomoni - Neuro-oncology
  • Dr Shonit Punwani - Advances in cancer imaging
  • Dr Chris Abbosh - PEACE study
  • Prof Gary Royle - Radiotherapy networks
10:30-10:45 One minute madness: Postdoc poster presentations
Chair: Prof Daniel Hochhauser
10:45-11:15  Coffee break and posters viewing 

New appointments and Senior Fellows
Chair: Prof Alison Lloyd

  • Dr Marnix Jansen - Stem cell evolution during oesophageal cancer progression in 3D
  • Dr Sergio Quezada - Deciphering and targeting immune regulation within tumours.
  • Dr Marc Mansour - Mutations in non-coding DNA leading to oncogene activation in cancer.
12:15-12:30 One minute madness: Postdoc poster presentations
Chair: Prof Daniel Hochhauser
12:30-14:00  Lunch break and posters viewing 

International Conference Highlights
Chair: Dr Beth Payne

  • Dr Simon Richardson - A human IPS model implicates embryonic B-myeloid fate restriction as a developmental susceptibility to ETV6-RUNX1.
  • Dr Silvia Von Karstedt - TRAIL/TRAIL-R2 promote KRAS-driven Cancers.
  • Dr Claire Roddie - The UCL CAR T-Cell programme.
  • Dr Inma Martin-Berenjeno - Oncogenic PIK3CA induces centrosome amplification and tolerance to genome doubling.
  • Prof Jonathan Ledermann - Gynaecological Cancer Presentations at ASCO 2016.
15:15-15:45  Coffee break and posters viewing 

Cancer across the Campus
Chair: Prof Kerry Chester

  • Dr Darren Hargrave - Paediatric Neuro-oncology Clinical & Translational Research. 
  • Dr Sophie Acton - Lessons from Lymph Nodes: Stromal/leukocyte interactions.
  • Prof Mark Emberton - Pathway transformation in early prostate cancer.
16:45-16:55  New BSc programme,Dr Chrissie Thirlwell
16:55-17:00  Poster prizes 
17:00-17:30 Keynote lecture, Prof Alan Ashworth 
17:30  Wrap up comments and drinks reception