UCL Cancer Institute


UCL Cancer Institute Seminar Series

05 July 2016, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Dr Zuzana Keckesova, Whitehead Institute Founding Member Robert Weinberg, presents: Do Muscles Fight Cancer? Story of Post-Mitotic Tissues and Tumour Suppressors, Tuesday 5th July, 12.00pm

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UCL Cancer Institute, Paul O'Gorman Building

Zuzana Keckesova is studying the molecular mechanisms of tumor growth and cancer metastasis. Her most recent research focuses on the ability of certain tissues in the body to thwart the spread of malignancy. This work has led to the discovery of several novel tumor suppressors and cellular pathways that affect tumor progression in breast cancer. These pathways may represent potentially important novel therapeutic targets. Dr. Keckesova received her Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Virology from Charles University in Prague and her PhD in Virology and Immunity from University College London, UK. A portion of her doctoral work was conducted at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Keckesova, whose work is supported by a breast cancer research fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense, is the recipient of numerous other awards, fellowships, and patents.

Hosted by: Dr Richard Jenner


UCL Cancer Institute
Paul O'Gorman Building
72 Huntley Street

This seminar has been sponsored in part by Taconic Bioscience, Merck, the Biomedical Research Centre and Cancer Research UK.