Conferences and symposiums

Cancer Symposium with Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore and Karolinska Institutet

2014-09-2309:00 to 17:00 Nobel Forum, Wallenbergsalen, Nobels väg 1, SolnaCampus Solna

Welcome to a joint cancer symposium with leading cancer scientists arranged by Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) open for researchers, students and others how are interested. Most welcome! No registration required.

  • 09:00-09:15 Opening Prof. Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Dean of Research, Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Prof. Daniel G. Tenen, Director, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI, NUS)
  • 09:15-09:45 Prof. Daniel G. Tenen, CSI, NUS; Harvard University, “Targeting an oncofetal protein in cancer”
  • 09:45-10:15 Assistant Prof. Susanne Schlisio, Ludwig Institute, KI, "O2-sensing during developmental apoptosis - Implication in pediatric cancer"
  • 10:15-10:45 Assistant Prof. Melissa Fullwood, CSI, NUS, “Superenhancers and chromatin interactions in cancer”
  • 10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-11:45 Prof. Arne Östman, KI, “Impact of PDGFR-positive fibroblasts on cancer progression and response to treatment”
  • 11:45-12:15 Assistant Prof. Sudhakar Jha, CSI, NUS, “Chromatin remodeling in transcription and repair”
  • 12:15-13:30 Lunch Break (no lunch will be served)
  • 13:30-14:00 Prof. Jonas Bergh, KI, “Breast cancer is an array of diseases – phenotypic and genotypic changes occurring during tumor progression”
  • 14:00-14:30 Assistant Prof. Pieter Eichhorn, CSI, NUS, “p90RSK mediates resistance to PI3K-pathway inhibitors in breast cancer”
  • 14:30-15:00 Prof. Randall Johnson, KI, “Metastasis and HIF isoform function: role of tissue-specific response”
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30-16:00 Prof. Phillip Koeffler, CSI, NUS; UCLA, “Harvest from Deep Sequencing of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)”
  • 16:00-16:30 Prof. Jussi Taipale, KI, “Systems biology of transcription in cancer”
  • 16:30-17:00 Prof. Lorenz Poellinger, CSI, NUS, KI. “Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation in hypoxia and cancer”
  • 17:00-17:05 Closing Address


For questions please contact Lorenz Poellinger and Johanna Ackemar.

Contact person: Johanna Ackemar