Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Cancer Symposium

Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Robert B. Salter Auditorium, PGCRL

Registration is free but is required to attend the symposium.


8:30 – 9:10      Registration and morning coffee (Second Floor Lobby )

9:15                 Opening Remarks – Dr. Michael Taylor (PGCRL Auditorium)
Session 1: Chair – Dr. Cindy Guidos
9:20 – 9:50                Dr. Thomas Look
                                    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
                                    Central role for super-enhancers in T-Cell acute leukemia
9:55 – 10:25              Dr. William Weiss
                                    University of California San Francisco
                                    Biology and therapy for neural cancers
10:30 – 11:00           COFFEE BREAK – Second and Third Floor Lobby

Session 2: Chair – Dr. Brent Derry
11:05 – 11:35            Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier
                                    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Integrative genomics to identify new therapeutic targets in childhood cancers
11:40 – 12:10            Dr. Jürgen Knoblich
                                    Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
    Modelling human brain development and disease in 3D organoid culture

12:15 – 13:30           LUNCH – PGCRL Gallery (All registered attendees invited)

Session 3: Chair – Dr. Meredith Irwin
13:30 – 14:00            Dr. Joseph Costello
                                    University of California San Francisco
                                    Mechanisms of immortality and tumour evolution
14:05 – 14:35            Dr. Jeremy Rich
                                    Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
                                    Dynamic complexity of cancer stem cells
14:40 – 15:10           COFFEE BREAK – Second and Third Floor Lobby

Session 4: Chair – Dr. Xi Huang
15:15 – 15:45            Dr. Benjamin Simons
                                    University of Cambridge
                                    Tracing the cellular basis of epidermal maintenance and cancer
15:50 – 16:20            Dr. Charles Swanton
                                    The Francis Crick Institute
                                    TRACERx study: Tracking cancer evolution through therapy
16:30                           Closing Remarks – Dr. Peter Dirks

16:45 - Reception - PGCRL Gallery (Speakers, DSCB investigators and invited guests only)

18:00 - Symposium Dinner - PGCRL Gallery (Speakers, DSCB investigators and invited guests only)

Drs. Peter Dirks, Xi Huang and Michael Taylor