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Inaugural Croucher Summer Course in Cancer Biology 2013 (14-18 Aug 2013)

A five-day residential summer course for postdoctoral fellows and early researchers from Hong Kong and overseas; promising postgraduate students will also be considered. World-renowned international and local speakers will participate and engage in interactive discussions with all registrants.

Course Directors: Professor Irene OL Ng & Professor Tak W Mak (Overseas)

Overseas Speakers:

  • Professor Alan Ashworth - Institute of Cancer Research, UK

  • Professor Stephen Baylin - Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University

  • Professor Lewis Cantley - Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Professor Andy Futreal - MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, USA

  • Professor Tak W Mak - Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Center, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Professor Lorenz Poellinger - Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, Singapore and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Professor Sven Pettersson - Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Professor Karen Vousden - Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow

Topics to Cover:

  • Cancer epigenetics

  • Cancer genetics

  • Cancer genomics

  • P53 and cancer

  • Cancer metabolism

  • Cancer immunotherapy

  • Microbes and cancer

  • Hypoxia and cancer

Application Deadline for Summer Course: 31 May 2013 (Fri)

For registration and further details, please visit the website at or contact the Course Secretariat Ms Selina Lam at 2255 5912 or


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