Young Scientists in Cancer Symposium June 07, 2015


Session I: Chair: Florian Uhlitz

09.30 – 09.45h Welcome/ Introduction: Soyoung Lee

09.45 – 10.15h Michael P. Schroeder: OncodriveROLE: A computational approach to distinguish loss of function and activating genomic alteration patterns in cancer drivers

10.15 - 10.45h Harikrishnan Radhakrishnan: MACC1 interacts with FasL endowing colorectal cancer cells a migratory advantage

10.45 - 11.15h Dirk Schumacher: Rapid generation and geno/phenotypic characterization of Patient-Derived 3D (PD3D) cell cultures from colorectal cancer patients 

11.15 - 11.45h Olya Vvedenskaya: Metabolic reprogramming of hepatocellular carcinoma


11.45 - 12.45h Lunch break


Session II: Chair: Alva James

12.45 - 13.15h Florian Uhlitz: RNA half lives and transcriptional delays determine transcript dynamics in response to MAP kinase signaling

13.15 - 13.45h Maria Dost: A probabilistic boolean model for the Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk pathway

13.45 - 14.15h Qingyao Huang: Integrating data from a genome-wide shRNA screen to disentangle the effects of MEK inhibition in colorectal cancer

14.45 - 15.15h Michael Sperer: A socio-scientific view on the hallmarks of cancer Final remarks 

15.15 - 15.30h Final Remarks


Young Scientists in Cancer Research - Satellite PhD Symposium

For the first time the "in Cancer" conference is accompanied by a satellite symposium for young scientists in cancer research. The aim of the satellite symposium is to bring aspiring PhD students from the broad cancer research field together. We seek to create an inspiring meeting to enable an exchange of ideas and provide a platform for project discussions for those who are in an early step in their research career. The satellite symposium is initiated by graduate students from the Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterBerlin School of Integrated Oncology (BSIO) and also funded by the BSIO, the symposium is therefore free of charge for regsitared participants of the "in Cancer" conference on June 05/06.

Being one of the graduate schools supported in the framework of the German Excellence initiative (DFG graduate school 1091), the BSIO and the organization committee of the symposium aim to bring young cancer researchers together and are looking forward to welcoming many young researchers in Berlin in June! 

From young scientists for young scientists

Given a dense time schedule studded with numerous of high profile senior scientists from the field, major conferences like the "in Cancer" meeting are only able to provide a limited number of slots for PhD students. Poster sessions are a well received complement to enable PhD students to discuss their work outside their working groups.

Taking the involvement of PhD students a step further, the satellite meeting for young scientists in cancer research now encourages 10 junior researchers to communicate their projects and to share their progress in an oral presentation to a broader audience. The symposium aims to provide a friendly environment with other young fellow scientists and interested participants of the main conference and to help young researchers grow their professional network. 

Apply for a talk at YSiCR satellite symposium

Along with your registration for the "Overcoming treatment barriers in Cancer 2015" conference you can apply for a talk at the "Young Scientists in Cancer Research" satellite symposium at the main registration page.

Photo Credit: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK. Wellcome Images