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Find out more about CRUK UCL Centre events, including our multidisciplinary seminar series, events from our partners, and how you can get involved.


For CRUK City of London Centre events see www.colcc.ac.uk/events


 

CRUK UCL Centre & UCL Cancer Domain Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

Cancer and Personalised Medicine: Anthropological Perspectives

Speakers: Dr Sahra Gibbon & Clara Therond, Department of Anthropology, UCL & Dr Jorge Iriart, Instituto de Saúde Coletiva,
Universidade Federal da Bahia.
Date: Thursday 25th February 2021
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Virtual seminar hosted on Zoom

Join us for the first CRUK UCL Centre & UCL Cancer Domain Multidisciplinary Seminar of 2021 on the topic "Cancer and Personalised Medicine; Anthropological perspectives". These seminars showcase multidisciplinary research across UCL with a focus on cancer to encourage new collaborations between UCL cancer researcher with different specialisms. We encourage you all to attend to explore areas outside your current research focus.

As the move away from a one size fits all approach evolves and as personalised therapeutics become integrated into first line treatment pathways, the promise and hope of personalised medicine in the context of oncology has been particularly striking. Medical anthropology with its critical attention to social and cultural contexts of health and illness and its use of ethnography to empirically examine the social practices of health care is particularly well suited to illuminating the promissory terrain of personalised medicine in oncology as it is experienced by patients, their families and health professionals. In this presentation we present a review of recent anthropological research on personalisation in cancer and draw findings from contrasting ethnographic studies in the UK and Brazil to show how comparative anthropological approaches can illuminate the uneven terrain in which personalised cancer medicine is currently unfolding.

For more details contact ci.crukcentre@ucl.ac.uk.


 

CRUK UCL Centre & UCL Cancer Domain Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

Mapping the cellular architecture of whole tissue by localizing hundreds of genes simultaneously at subcellular resolution

Speakers: Professor Kenneth Harris, Department of Neuromuscular Diseases & Dr Yoh Isogai, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Date: Thursday 25th March 2021
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Virtual seminar hosted on Zoom

Join us for the CRUK UCL Centre & UCL Cancer Domain Multidisciplinary Seminar Series. These seminars showcase multidisciplinary research across UCL with a focus on cancer to encourage new collaborations between UCL cancer researcher with different specialisms. We encourage you all to attend to explore areas outside your current research focus.

For more details contact ci.crukcentre@ucl.ac.uk.


 

Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

The CRUK UCL Centre will be reinstating the popular multidisciplinary seminar series later this year in partnership with the UCL Cancer Domain. The series highlights research from a wide range of disciplines throughout UCL and other institutions across London with an aim to forge multi-disciplinary collaborations to the benefit of our cancer research programmes. These seminars have been pivotal to our success in gaining numerous multidisciplinary awards, as evidenced by UCL attaining six of these awards since their inception by CRUK.


Examples of our most recent seminars are listed below.

SpeakerTopicDepartment
Professor Jamie Brown
Professor Lion Shahab
Cancer prevention and tobacco use: the role of e-cigarettesBehavioural Science and Health
Professor Rob de Bruin
Dr Marc Mansour
Replication stress and cancer: a cause and therapeutic opportunityMedical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (MRC LMCB)
UCL Cancer Institute
Professor Giuseppe Battaglia
Dr Stefano Angioletti-Uberti 
The dawn of phenotypic medicines: From the physics of multivalent interaction to personalised therapyDept of Chemistry
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
Dr David Atkinson
Lebina Kakkar
Prostate cancer MRI: routine practice, advanced techniques and improved robustnessMetabolism & Experimental Therapeutics
Professor Alethea Tabor
Dr Kerstin Sander
Chemical Tools for ImagingDept of Chemistry
Dr Emad Moeendarbary
Dr Fabian Spill
Microvasculature Mechanics: From in vitro Microfluidic Models to Computational Simulations Dept of Mechanical Engineering
School of Mathematics, Uni of Birmingham
Professor Guillaume Charras
Dr Guillaume Salbreux
Control of cell and tissue shape by the cytoskeleton: linking molecular mechanisms to mechanicsLondon Centre for Nanotechnology
Professor Chris Clark
Dr Patrick Hales
Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Paediatric Neuro-OncologyICH Developmental Neurosciences Programme

Dr Kate Ricketts
Professor Quentin Pankhurst

Inorganic nanoparticles: a theranostic agent for cancerResearch Department of Targeted Intervention (London Centre of Nanotechnology)
Dept of Med Phys & Biomedical Eng
Professor Paul Dalby
Dr Qasim Rafiq
Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing HubDepartment of Biochemical Engineering
Dr Paul Barber
Professor Tony Ng
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy in Cancer ResearchResearch Department of Oncology