Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
annual meeting

CCBIO's 7th Annual Symposium (2019)

Welcome to the 7th CCBIO Annual Symposium which takes place at Solstrand Hotel May 13-14 2019.

Collage of photos from the CCBIO Annual Symposia, lots of people in different settings.
Ingvild Festervoll Melien

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We have the pleasure of inviting you to the 7th CCBIO Symposium, May 13th-14th 2019 at Solstrand Hotel. The 2018 symposium was a success with around 200 participants and we expect the 2019 symposium to be at least as good. 

Registration within extended deadline April 17th: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=6046232

With so many participants in a very international mix, this is a great opportunity for international networking within the field of cancer research. The beautiful surroundings at the historical hotel Solstrand provide an ideal frame for the symposium with the serene fjord views, fresh air, great food and spacious areas, with a little touch of Norwegian history. 

The symposium will be a combination of talks by invited international speakers and other senior and junior researchers, extended poster sessions where younger researchers can present their work, and ample time for interaction between the participants. The selection of which participants that can present their posters is done on the basis of the submitted abstracts.


  • Bob Löwenberg, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jonathan Irish, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • William D. Foulkes, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital/Program in Cancer Genetics, McGill University, Canada
  • Vicky Seewaldt, Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope, Duarte CA, USA
  • Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Marta Bertolaso, Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • Alea Mills, Cancer Center, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, NY, USA
  • Xisong Ke, Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine, China
  • Randy Watnick, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, USA
  • Nick Tobin, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Cancer Centre Karolinska (CCK), Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden.
  • Caroline Heckman, Translational Research and Personalized Medicine, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, Helsinki, Finland
  • Eric B. Haura, Eric B. Haura Laboratory, Mofitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA
  • Marco Davila, Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy, Mofitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA
  • Omid Farokhzad, Farokhzad lab, Brigham And Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, USA
  • Roger Strand, CCBIO and Global Health Priorities Group, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Eirik Tranvåg, CCBIO and Global Health Priorities Group, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Agnete Engelsen, CCBIO and Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • Yves Aubert, CCBIO and Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway


Final program is now available at this link.

Volterra lecture

We'll end the symposium on a high note with a lecture by Omid Farokhzad. This keynote address is part of the distinguished Volterra lectures series organized by our partner Digital Life Norway (DLN). The Centre for Digital Life has chosen to honour the Italian mathematical biologist Vito Volterra with a continuous lecture series with high profile contributors within the field of digital biotechnology and life sciences.

Vito Volterra became professor of rational mathematics at the University of Pisa in the late 1800s, where he developed his theory of functionals, leading to contributions within integral and integro-differential equations.

Open for all

The symposium is open for all, so please feel free to pass on this information.

Poster presentation

If you wish to present a poster, please have the following information at hand before registration:

  • Poster title
  • Authors
  • Whether you will present alone or with one of the co-authors
  • Size of the poster

Note that a one page poster abstract in Word format needs to be submitted to Eli.Vidhammer@uib.no within April 17th for inclusion in the poster book.

Satellite symposium May 12th

Also note a satellite symposium on the topic Deep Tissue Profiling which will take place the day before, May 12th, also at Solstrand. This will have a separate registration form