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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

A Matter of Life or Death: Mechanisms, Models and Therapeutic Opportunities

Bergamo, Italy : 12 - 14 February 2020

Scientific Programme

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12:00

REGISTRATION

until 13:30

12:30

WELCOME LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

13:30

CONFERENCE WELCOME

Verena Jendrossek

13:40

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

Sharon Tooze The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"Molecular mechanisms of autophagosome formation"

SESSION 1: Cancer metabolism, autophagy and tumor microenvironment

Chair: Simone Fulda

14:25

Katja Simon Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, UK

“Autophagy in cell fate decisions in the immune & hematopoietic system"

14:55

Proffered Paper 1

15:10

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

15:20

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

15:50

Patrizia Agostinis VIB – KULeuven, Belgium

"Autophagy in tumor angiogenesis"

16:20

Almut Schulze DKFZ, Germany

“Understanding the complex role of lipid metabolism in cancer”

16:50

Sarah-Maria Fendt VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium

“The role of metabolism in metastasis formation”

17:20

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Three top-scoring abstracts presented in 3 minute 'flash talks'

17:30

NETWORKING RECEPTION

including drinks and light food

18:00

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Coffee / tea available

08:45

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - VectorBuilder

09:00

Keynote

René Bernards NKI, Netherlands

“Exploiting senescence for the treatment of cancer”

SESSION 2: Cell death mechanisms

Chair: Peter de Keizer

09:45

Proffered Paper 2

10:00

David Wallach Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

“Novel insights into the functional roles of the signaling pathway for necroptotic death"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:05

Marion MacFarlane MRC Toxicology Unit, UK

"Uncovering the Therapeutic Potential of BH3-mimetics in Patient-relevant Pre-clinical Models of Mesothelioma''

11:35

Proffered Paper 3

11:50

Dagmar Kulms TU Dresden, Germany

“Caspase-8 promotes progression of p53-proficient tumors"

12:20

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Three top-scoring abstracts presented in 3 minute 'flash talks'

12:30

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

13:00

LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

13:30

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

SESSION 3: Senescence, cancer and therapeutic targeting

Chair: Patrizia Agostinis

15:00

Manuel Serrano ICREA Professor, IRB Barcelona, Spain

“Cellular senescence as a driver of multiple human diseases"

15:30

Marco deMaria European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen, The Netherlands

"Modulating senescence-associated phenotypes to prevent side effects of cancer therapy"

16:00

Proffered Paper 4

16:15

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

16:45

Proffered Paper 5

17:00

Peter de Keizer UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

"Targeting Heterogeneity in Senescence against Aging and Cancer"

17:30

Clemens Schmitt MDC Berlin, Germany

"Post-senescence: a matter of life and death"

17:45

DISCUSSION FORUM / INTERACTIVE SESSION

19:00

Conference Dinner

Optional ticketed dinner

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Coffee / tea available

08:45

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - Tecan

SESSION 4: Harnessing cell death and cancer vulnerabilities for cancer therapy

Chair: Marion MacFarlane

09:00

MEET THE EXPERTS talk

09:45

Daniel Murphy CRUK Beatson Institute, UK

"Modelling tumour evolution in mice to identify cancer vulnerabilities"

10:15

Brent Stockwell Columbia University, USA

“Ferroptosis: mechanisms and therapeutic potential"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:15

Proffered Paper 6

11:30

Verena Jendrossek Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

"Novel opportunities for a biologic optimization of radiotherapy"

12:00

Closing Keynote

Silvia C. Formenti Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

“Radiotherapy to convert the tumor into an in situ vaccine"

12:45

SUMMARY & AWARDS

Verena Jendrossek

13:00

LUNCH & DEPART

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
02 December 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
02 December 2019

Registration deadline:
08 January 2020

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