Launch symposium

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Virtual event, Online

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To launch the Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer, we are pleased to announce that we will hold a virtual symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 April 2021 (1-4pm GMT). Please join us for an afternoon of exciting talks showcasing cutting edge squamous cancer research. This will include a keynote presentation from Professor Jennifer Grandis (UCSF), an international leader in the field.

Please register for free via the Eventbrite page. You will then receive a meeting link a few days before the event.

Programme overview (all times GMT)

1.00pm – Professor Paul Coulthard, Dean for Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London – Welcome

Chair 1: Dr Adrian Biddle, Queen Mary University of London

1.10pm – Dr Bartomeu Colom, Wellcome Sanger Institute – 'Clonal competition in the normal epithelium during early carcinogenesis'

1.30pm – Dr Ines Sequeira, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London – 'The role of the mutational landscape and the immune system in modulating oral cancer'

1.50pm – Q&A

2.00pm – Professor David Kelsell, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London – Introduction to the Centre

2.15pm Keynote address – Professor Jennifer Grandis, UCSF – 'Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma precision medicine'

3.00pm – Q&A

Chair 2: Professor David Williams, Queen Mary University of London

3.10pm – Dr Manu Mathur, University of Liverpool – 'Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Cancer: A Burgeoning Epidemic? The LMIC Perspective'

3.30pm – Dr Adrian Biddle, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London – 'Cancer stem cell metastatic potential in models of human oral cancer'

3.50pm – Q&A

4.00pm – Finish