7th Barossa Meeting 2015 - Cell Signalling in Cancer Biology and Therapy

7th Barossa Meeting 2015 - Cell Signalling in Cancer Biology and Therapy

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The 7th Barossa Meeting Report

The 7th Barossa Meeting report has now been published online "Cell Death and Disease (2016) 7, e2129; doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.39"

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7th Barossa Meeting Talks - photos

Highlights included John Scott from University of Washington, Seattle, who is using super-resolution microscopy and proximity ligation techniques to visualise protein co-localisation in controlling spindle assembly. Frederic de Sauvage from Genentech, San Francisco, spoke of Wnt pathway function in intestinal stem-cells and is using several novel mouse models to investigate the role of intestinal stem cell niches in colorectal cancer. Xiaomeng Wang from Nanyang University, Singapore, spoke of a novel modulator of TGF-beta signalling, LRG1, and its role in keratinocytes and skin carcinogenesis. Ivan Dikic of Goethe University, Frankfurt, talked about the crosstalk between phosphorylation and ubiquitination in regulating protein function. Richard Marais of Cancer Research UK, Manchester, spoke of novel xenograft mouse models of melanoma, and the use of patient samples to predict personalised drug treatment regime outcomes. KJ Patel of Cambridge University gave an entertaining presentation on the role of alcohol and aldehydes in inducing DNA damage, leading to cancer.

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2015 Clifford Prize Presentation and Lecture - photos

The Clifford Prize which recognises international excellence in cancer research was awarded this year jointly to Inder Verma of the Salk Institute and Jane Visvader of WEHI. Inder spoke of the micro-environmental signals that may lead to glioblastoma progression. Jane combined genetic lineage tracing techniques with beautifully 3D-reconstructed confocal images to define the origins of pre-neoplastic breast cancer cells.

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7th Barossa Meeting-time to exchange and reflect - photos

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Pre dinner drinks at "The Farm" - photos

Discussion time....................................

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Clifford Prize Dinner - photos

The meeting also included several social events, including The Clifford Prize dinner which was held at “The Farm”, with an exquisite dinner presented by Elli Beer, and the food-matched wines were introduced by John Leydon.