Childhood Cancer Research: to understand the molecular basis of childhood cancers and to develop more effective therapies for children with cancer, by combining basic research in cell and molecular biology with translational cancer research and clinical trials.
Next Guest Seminar
'Ying and Yang of JAK-STAT signalling in acute lymphoblastic leukemia'
Professor Shai Izraeli (Tel-Aviv University)
Host: Prof John Anderson
Thursday 2 November at 4pm
June Lloyd Room (Ground Floor, 30 Guilford Street)
The Chair of the Boaz and Varda Dotan Center for Research of Hematological Malignancies and the Gregorio and Dora Shapiro Chair of Hematological Malignancies at Tel-Aviv University. Trained in Pediatric Hemato-Oncology in the National Institutes of Health, he has been in Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer Israel where he is the founding chair of the Genes Development and Environment Research Institute at Edmond and Lily Safra Children Hospital. His major research and clinical expertise is in high-risk childhood leukemia. He has over 150 scientific publications, has been frequent invited speaker and has won several international awards for his research on childhood leukemias. During the last decade he has trained more than 30 graduate and postgraduate students. He has extensive international collaborations with multiple research groups in Europe, Canada, USA, China and Australia. He is an elected Board member and the past chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Hematology Association.