Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
JUSS – CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium

Welcome to the last CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium of the fall term 2021! NOTE: CHANGED FROM PERSONAL ATTENDANCE TO ONLINE ONLY.

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Dear all

We are happy to welcome you all to the last CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium for this semester, November 11th 2021. Local junior researchers will present topics including drug development in acute myeloid leukemia, the role of AGR2 in breast cancer, single cell profiling in chronic myeloid leukemia, and metabolic coupling between oral cancer cells and fibroblasts. We are also excited that the winner of the prize for the publication of the year at the medical faculty, Elaheh Mahootchi, will present her award-winning research for us. Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and networking! We are looking forward to finally meet you in person this time, but there will also be an alternative to join digitally at Zoom. NB: NOW (NOV 10) CHANGED TO ONLINE ONLY.

Please register as soon as possible.


Where: In Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to the registered participants. Open to all interested.

When: November 11, 2021, 09:00-12:15

Registration: Use this link.


09.15-09.20: Introduction

09.20-09.45: Calum Leitch: “Drug development for acute myeloid leukaemia”

09.45-10.05: Coffee break

10.05-10.30: Stein-Erik Gullaksen: "Single cell immune and signaling profiles of chronic myeloid leukemia: modulation of cell population and intracellular signaling early after start of therapy"

10.30-10.55: Amalie Fagerli Tegnander: “AGR2 in breast cancer – part of the estrogen receptor-related cancer biology?”

10.55-11.40: Lunch break

11.40-12.05: Kala Chand Debnath: “Metabolic coupling between oral cancer cells and fibroblasts promotes a stem cell-like and migratory phenotype”

12.05-12.30: Elaheh Mahootchi: “GADL1 is a multifunctional decarboxylase with tissue-specific roles in β-alanine and carnosine production”

12.30-12.40: Concluding remarks