27 July 2012
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Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer
This course focuses on the molecular mechanisms that turn a normal cell into a cancer cell. We will explore the regulation of cell cycle progression, the control of transcription regulation and the signalling networks that enable cells to execute vital processes such as growth, division and migration, and how malfunctioning of these processes may lead to tumour formation and metastasis.
The students will be introduced to state-of-the-art methods in molecular cancer research and strategies for developing drugs to halt the formation of tumours.
The course combines lectures, discussions, tutorials with hands-on experiments and laboratory tours.
The program includes the following topics:
• Oncogenes, tumor suppressors & tumor evolution
• Cell cycle control and cancer
• Signal transduction pathways and cancer
• Cell adhesion and migration in cancer
• Sequencing the cancer genome
• Gene expression and cancer
• Epigenetics and cancer
• Intestinal stem cells and colon cancer
• Zebrafish models of cancer
• Novel diagnostics & therapeutics for personalised cancer care
This course can very well be combined with the Summer Course “Clinical Translational Oncology”, July 30 -August 3, 2012
Prof. dr. Hans Bos & Dr. Annelies Speksnijder
Advanced bachelors/beginning masters in the (bio)medical and life sciences with a background in molecular biology, cell biology and genetics/genomics as well as proficiency in English.
Applicants go through a selection procedure; max number of participants is 20.
After following the course, students should be able to explain how cancer develops, which techniques and models are used to study the cancer process, and how knowledge of the cancer process can be used to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Certificate of Attendance
EUR 500: Course + course materials + housing
Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.Register for this course
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