Congratulations to all 4 winning teams, each of them will receive $25m Cancer Grand Challenges funding to take on some of the toughest challenges incancer research.
The CANCAN team will take on the Cachexia challenge.
The eDyNAmiC team will take on the Extrachromosomal DNA challenge.
The NexTGen team will take on the Solid Tumours in Children challenge.
The PROMINENT team will take on the Normal Phenotypes challenge
Seven UCL researchers are involved in Cancer Grand Challenges selected teams
Dr Martin Pule (UCL Cancer Institute) will co-lead the NexTGen team, which takes on the ‘Solid tumours in children’ challenge. He will be joined by UCL co-investigators Professor Karen Page (UCL Mathematics), Dr Karin Straathof (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health), Professor Sergio Quezada and Dr Kevin Litchfield (both UCL Cancer Institute) and Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens (UCL Chemical Engineering). Read more
Dr Mariam Jamal Hanjani (UCL Cancer Institute) has been selected to join two Cancer Grand Challenges teams: eDyNAmiC team and CANCAN team. Read more
BCI researcher joins global Cancer Grand Challenges team taking on some of the most challenging forms of cancer
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Call for project submissions - 2023 CRUK CoL Centre PhD and Clinical Training Fellow programme
Calls are open now for project proposals for the 2023 intake of the CoL Centre PhD and CRTF programmes. We anticipate recruiting up to six science graduates and three clinical research training fellows. Submission deadline for project proposals and expression of interest is 1 August 2022. We invite applications from supervisor teams formed by CoL Centre Faculty from different Centre partners. For more info check the call email sent on 9 June 2022 or get in touch with our Postgraduate Training Manager Iris Lüke (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that we are not currently accepting EoI for the CoL Centre MBPhD programme. This call will open in late summer.
Seminars & events
Monday 11th July 2022, 4.00pm
Speaker: Luigi Ombrato (CRUK Barts Centre)
Title: “Tumour Microenvironment De-Construction: identify the tumour niche cells to understand the sequence of events in metastasis”
Host: Sophie Acton Hybrid: LMCB Seminar Room and Online on MS Teams Or join by entering a meeting ID
Meeting ID: 342 261 214 305
Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 12:00pm
Speaker: Prof. Samita Saxena, Dept. of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
Title: ‘Adaptive to Vulnerability Mechanisms in Neurodegeneration'
Host: Jean-Marc Gallo
Online via Zoom
Meeting ID: 812 8283 6267
Tuesday 19 July 2022, 11:00-12:00 noon (online) NCITA Educational Lecture Series 'On the Shoulders of Giants'
'Striving for Evidence - With and Without a Randomised Controlled Trial'
Professor Tom Treasure, UCL
In this lecture, Professor Treasure will discuss his experiences of striving to get the evidence to stop a cancer operation that does not help patients and introducing an operation that does. Prof. Treasure will discuss the perpetuation of a flawed belief, using lung metastasectomy in colorectal cancer as an example. He will also illustrate that that not everything is amenable to, or indeed needs, a randomised trial, using Marfan Syndrome as an example. **Registration is Open**
Free academic writing training for CRUK-funded staff and students UK EQUATOR Centre is offering five free places to our online short course, Publication School, to early-career researchers and students who are supported by CRUK. If you want to find out more, please click here
CRUK research networking opportunity If you are looking for new opportunities to exchange scientific ideas and interact more closely with other cancer research groups, Open Lab Initiative is for you! Find out more @ cruk.org/open-lab