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Cancer Biology: Exploring the Molecular and Genetic Aspects

This is an intermediate-level course that explores the molecular and genetic basis of cancer, its evolution, and cancer immunology.

Starts 13th August 2022

About This Course

The course aims to provide intermediate-level knowledge on the genetic, molecular basis of the initiation and progression of cancer. Cancer is known to be a complex disease with multiple factors dictating its onset and evolution. Despite the vast research that has been undertaken to date, what is known about the disease is minuscule compared to what remains unknown. This course provides a comprehensive insight into the genetic and molecular pathways involved in the transition of normal cells into cancer cells, their growth and proliferation, and ultimately metastasis. In addition to basic concepts of cancer biology, the course highlights the risk factors, discusses cancer immunology, clinical and translation research in oncology, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer, including immunotherapy and stem cell therapy. The course also reviews the commonly used software in cancer biology to assist researchers working in this field. The course also discusses the career opportunities in this field and the key companies involved in this domain.

Who Is This Course For

This intermediate-level course is designed for a wide range of professionals, preferably with a background in bioscience, oncology, or any associated field, and capable of self-learning. Undergraduate or graduates and postgraduate scholars, researchers, academicians such as lecturers and professors, policymakers, and other industry professionals are likely to benefit from this course. This course will highly benefit researchers with an interest in oncology or stem cell research. Those looking for career opportunities in the field of cancer biology will also benefit.

What you'll learn

  • Learn about the molecular and genetic basis of cancer
  • Understand the immunology of cancer and the concept of immunotherapy
  • Learn about the clinical practice and translation research in oncology
  • Explore the role of cancer stem cells
  • Become aware of the career scope in the field of cancer biology

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Christos Evangelou

PhD in Cancer Biology, Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Areas of expertise include cancer immunology, melanoma research, cancer immunotherapy, and mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. During my PhD research, I studied the role of chronic inflammation and the cytokine IFN-gamma in adaptation and immunotherapy resistance in melanoma. By integrating high-throughput transcriptomic analyses and employing various cancer cell lines and animal models, I have developed methods to predict response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients. During my research, I have used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to knockout genes in human and mouse cell lines to assess the role of certain genes in immunotherapy resistance in melanoma.

Dr. Veronica Hughes

Veronica Hughes received her PhD in medical science from the University of Florida. Her primary interest was cancer metastasis, dysregulation of the tumour microenvironment, and analysis of clinical trial design. Additionally, she engaged in the development of novel small animal models.

Dr. James Marchant

PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of British Columbia. Investigating the role of the funny current in cardiac pacemaking and thermal tolerance in zebrafish using CRISPR genome editing technology.

Dr. Matthias Schröder

PhD in Immunology at the Division of Immunopharmacology of the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. Involved in basic and applied research for immunological interventions to treat cancer for 13 years. Matthias used a high-throughput CRISPR/Cas9 approach to generate a library of knockout cells that could be differentiated in immunosuppressive cells to investigate potential loss of function situations. Currently involved in the development of fusion proteins to activate receptors of the TNF-superfamily (CD40, CD27 etc.) at a small German Biotech company as Head of Assay Development.

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