UCL Cancer Institute


Online: Cancer Institute Seminar Series - Dr Ben Kinnersley

16 September 2020, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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Ben Kinnersley, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) London presents: 'Investigating genetic susceptibility to adult gliomas.'

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Veronica Dominguez

Hosted by Simona Parrinello
Professor of Neuro-oncology and Co-lead of the UCL Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

Ben studied Natural Sciences (Part II Genetics) at the University of Cambridge before carrying out a PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research on genetic susceptibility to adult gliomas. Since obtaining his PhD in 2016 Ben has continued work on investigating the genetic basis of gliomas, demonstrating that genomic regions associated with glioma risk are often highly subtype specific and map to diverse biological pathways including telomere maintenance and neural development. Recent work has focused on analysis of tumour genomes sequenced as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project to uncover mutational processes underlying glioma subtypes. Ben's ongoing research interests are in combining germline and tumour genetics to further understand the aetiological basis of different glioma subtypes and glioma cell of origin.

This is an online seminar (Zoom). If you would like to join, please contact Veronica Dominguez v.dominguez@ucl.ac.uk