Program – Young Scientists in Cancer Research

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



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