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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.


 

CRUK UCL Centre & UCL Cancer Domain Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology

Professor Chris Clark & Dr Patrick Hales - GOSICH Developmental Neurosciences Programme

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Paul O'Gorman Building Café, UCL Cancer Institute, 72 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6BT

The successful clinical management of paediatric brain tumour patients requires both an accurate initial diagnosis, as well as non-invasive methodologies for planning and monitoring a patient’s treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an essential role in this. However, paediatric brain tumours encompass a broad biological spectrum, and although conventional MRI sequences are well suited to identifying the presence of a tumour, they often fail to provide sufficient sensitivity and specificity regarding its underlying biology. In this talk, we will discuss how advanced MRI techniques can reveal more about the biology of paediatric brain tumours in vivo. Dr Hales will show how perfusion- and diffusion-weighted imaging can be used to explore the vascular and cellular structure of a tumour, and how this can help to guide biopsies and diagnosis at an early stage in clinical management. Prof Clark will explain how tractography can be used to help plan the subsequent surgical resection of a brain tumour, ensuring a maximal resection whilst preserving surrounding eloquent white matter structures in the brain.


 

'Convergence Science in Surgical Oncology' - CRUK Imperial Centre symposium

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019
Time: 08:45-17:30
Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR

This one-day event is aimed at a multidisciplinary audience, including surgeons, biologists, physicists, data scientists and engineers. The overall aim of the symposium is to highlight the importance of convergence science in the development of novel technologies to help improve pre-, intra- and post-operative decision making in cancer surgery.

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Medicine at the Crick
Neuroimmunology of the gut: new directions and new challenges

Date: Thursday 20th June 2019
Time: 14:15-19:00
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, London

The new Medicine at the Crick event series showcases major advances in biomedical science and raises awareness of the medical implications of major scientific advances amongst the Crick and wider UK biomedical community. Each event comprises a series of short talks, one or two keynote lectures and a panel discussion.
 
The fourth event in the series, Neuroimmunology of the gut: new directions and new challenges, will review recent advances in understanding the cross-talk between the immune system of the gut and the local nervous system and how it contributes to intestinal homeostasis and host defence. The event will also report ground-breaking studies on the roles of the microbiota and the tissue environment of the gut in brain function. In addition to presenting exciting breakthroughs that advance our fundamental understanding of neuro-immune communication, the symposium will also highlight emerging challenges and opportunities in translating experimental progress into clinical science and designing novel therapeutic strategies for the benefit of patients.
 
The event will be hosted by Dr Vassilis Pachnis from the Crick and the keynote lecture will be given by Prof Dr Guy Boeckxstaens from KU Leuven. Other speakers include Dr David Artis (Cornell University), Dr Daniel Mucida (The Rockefeller University), Dr Franze Progatzky (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr Thomas Fung (University of California, Los Angeles) and Prof Dr Marco Prinz (University of Freiburg).

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CRUK Centre for Drug Development Seminar

Date: Monday 1st July 2019
Time: 13:00-16:00
Location: Paul O'Gorman Building Cafe, Ground Floor, UCL Cancer Institute

The seminar will provide: 
•    An overview of the translation capabilities and support available from CRUK’s Centre for Drug Development (CDD)
•    Group discussions on how to tackle challenges in translating academic research
•    The opportunity to ask questions and talk to CDD colleagues and experts about your projects and ideas.

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CRUK Cambridge Centre Bioinformatics Summer School 2019

Date: 15th-19th July 2019
Location: Craik-Marshall buildings, Downing Site, Cambridge

The CRUK Cambridge Centre is a dynamic collaboration of researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area. We combine world-class science and technology with excellent patient care to pioneer new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The CRUK Cambridge Centre Bioinformatics Summer School teaching staff is comprised of experienced trainers from the CRUK Cambridge Institute (many from the Bioinformatics Core Facility) and from the Hutchinson MRC Research Centre. Given its popularity, we are repeating last years theme of Functional Genomics.

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Bioinformatics Summer School is offered free to all CRUK Cambridge Centre members and to any CRUK-funded colleagues outside of Cambridge, who are also eligible to attend the course for free (including accommodation at Downing College from Sunday – Thursday inclusive) as the Cambridge Centre also generously funds accommodation costs for those CRUK-funded students travelling from outside of Cambridge. Successful applicants will only have to cover their travel and evening subsistence costs.

If you have any queries about applying please e-mail mark.fernandes@cruk.cam.ac.uk.
Applications close on 11/06/2019. All applications will be assessed at this point and the successful applicants will be confirmed by 17/06/2019.


 

CRUK Cambridge Centre Annual Graduate Symposium

Date: Friday 19th July 2019
Time: 14:00-18:30
Location: Trinity Hall WYNG Gardens conference room, Cambridge

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Graduate Symposium is an annual celebration of our excellence in cancer research education and training in Cambridge. The programme showcases the diversity of graduate research (clinical and non-clinical) across the Centre and the country. It provides an excellent opportunity for young researchers to share their work, network and spark new opportunities for collaboration.  This symposium will feature two invited plenary speakers renowned in the field of cancer research - Professor Charles Swanton and Professor Bissan Al-Lazikani. 

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Cancer Research UK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology

Date: 15th-17th October 2019
Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel London, Tower Bridge

Submissions for abstracts are open:
•    Poster abstracts: All attendees are welcome to submit a poster abstract. 
•    Future Leaders: Postdocs are invited to submit an abstract under one of six topics to speak as part of our Future Leaders session.

Abstract deadline: 31 May 2019

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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.

 

Next seminar: Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology

Professor Chris Clark & Dr Patrick Hales - GOSICH Developmental Neurosciences Programme

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Paul O'Gorman Building Café, UCL Cancer Institute, 72 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6BT

The successful clinical management of paediatric brain tumour patients requires both an accurate initial diagnosis, as well as non-invasive methodologies for planning and monitoring a patient’s treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an essential role in this. However, paediatric brain tumours encompass a broad biological spectrum, and although conventional MRI sequences are well suited to identifying the presence of a tumour, they often fail to provide sufficient sensitivity and specificity regarding its underlying biology. In this talk, we will discuss how advanced MRI techniques can reveal more about the biology of paediatric brain tumours in vivo. Dr Hales will show how perfusion- and diffusion-weighted imaging can be used to explore the vascular and cellular structure of a tumour, and how this can help to guide biopsies and diagnosis at an early stage in clinical management. Prof Clark will explain how tractography can be used to help plan the subsequent surgical resection of a brain tumour, ensuring a maximal resection whilst preserving surrounding eloquent white matter structures in the brain.

 

Upcoming Seminars

Dr Emad Moeendarbary - Department of Mechanical Engineering & Dr Fabian Spill - School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham

Date: Thursday 20th June 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Medawar Building G02 Watson LT, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Professor Guillaume Charras & Dr Guillaume Salbreux - London Centre for Nanotechnology

Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Paul O'Gorman Building Café, UCL Cancer Institute, 72 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Professor Alethea Tabor & Dr Vijay Chudasama - Department of Chemistry

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Paul O'Gorman Building Café, UCL Cancer Institute, 72 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6BT


Examples of our most recent seminars are listed below.

SpeakerTopicDepartment
   

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, UCL
Dr Paul Barber
Professor Tony Ng
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy in Cancer ResearchResearch Department of Oncology, UCL

Professor Paul Beard

Photoacoustic imaging as a tool for cancer research

Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL
Dr Alessandro OlivioX-ray Phase Contrast Imaging (XPCI) and its potential applications in cancer researchDepartment of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL
Dr Matt ClarksonDevelopment of a system for image guided laparoscopic liver resectionDepartment of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL
Professor Gary RoyleResearch opportunites in proton therapyDepartment of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL
Dr Dan Stoyanov- Inferring geometry from endoscopic video during minimally invasive cancer surgeryDepartment of Computer Science, Centre for Medical Image Computing, UCL
Professor Ralph Sinkus- Imaging Tissue BiomechanicsDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, KCL
Professor Tony Ng- Tracking tumour evolution by imaging tissue/ exosome-based oncogenic rewiringDepartment of Cancer Cell Biology and Imaging, Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre, KCL
Professor Heather Payne- RADAR: Radiotherapy Advances and Research for prostate cancerDepartment of Clinical Oncology, UCL
Professor Guillaume Charras- Reverse Engineering Cellular InteractionsLondon Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL
Professor David KlugSingle Cell Protein Analysis applied to Clinical ProblemsDepartment of Chemistry, Imperial College London