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  Cell Senescence in Cancer and Ageing

20-23 July 2013

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Registration has now closed.


Cell senescence is a stable arrest of proliferation initiated by a variety of molecular triggers, including activated oncogenes and excess rounds of cell division.
In addition, senescent cells secrete a cocktail of inflammatory and stromal regulators (the senescence-associated secretory phenotype) that influences the behaviour of neighbouring cells, including immune cells. Compelling evidence now indicates that cell senescence is a potent tumour suppression mechanism. At the same time, senescence likely contributes to tissue and organismal ageing.

This exciting new conference will bring together senior and junior researchers investigating mechanisms of cell senescence, the impact of senescence on cancer and ageing and avenues to exploit senescence in cancer and disease therapies.


Scientific organisers
Prof Dorothy C Bennett, St George's, University of London, UK
Prof Peter Adams, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and University of Glasgow, UK
Prof Parmjit Jat, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

Keynote speakers
Prof Judith Campisi, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA
Dr Manuel Serrano, National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
Dr Jerry Shay, UT Southwestern Medical Center, TX, USA


International Scientific Programme Committee speakers
Prof Petra Boukamp, German Cancer Research Centre, Germany
Dr Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Italy
Prof Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Prof Daniel Peeper, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Prof John Sedivy, Brown University, USA

Additional invited speakers
Prof Arne Akbar, University College London, UK
Dr Oliver Bischof, Pasteur Institute, France
Dr Jesús Gil, Imperial College London, UK

Prof Eric Lam, Imperial College London, UK
Dr Masashi Narita, Cambridge Research Institute, UK
Prof Clemens Schmitt, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany
Dr Jan van Deursen, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, USA
Prof Lars Zender, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany
Prof. Dr Lenhard Rudolph, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Germany
Prof Thomas von Zglinicki, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University,

Special Lecture
Prof Gordon Peters, CRUK London Research Institute, UK


Programme
The conference will start in the afternoon of Saturday 20 July, and close at approximately 14.00 on Tuesday 23 July 2013.
To view a copy of the final programme, please click here



Registration and Accommodation

Student

No Accommodation

£352

Student

Twin Accommodation

£493

Student

Single Accommodation

£586

Academic

No Accommodation

£452

Academic

Twin Accommodation

£593

Academic

Single Accommodation

£686

Commercial

No Accommodation

£552

Commercial

Twin Accommodation

£693

Commercial

Single Accommodation

£786



The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 20, 21, 22 July 2013.
The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

Important – limited on-site accommodation. Please note that all onsite accommodation & Homerton College accommodation has now sold out.

Please visit www.visitcambridge.org for alternative accommodation in Cambridge.


Registration has now closed.


For general enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Conference and Events Organiser, Emily Rees - emily.rees@wtgc.org

 


Abstracts and Posters

Please note that the abstract and bursary deadline has now passed. We are proud to annouce that our sponsors, Age UK, will be offering 2 x £100 poster prizes.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference. 

 


 


Sponsorship

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations (for information on sponsoring this conference, please contact us):


 
 
     
     

 


 

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