CCBIO's 4th Symposium (2016)
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers' 4th CCBIO Annual Symposium was held at Solstrand 10.-11. May 2016. The symposium at Solstrand facilitates that students and researchers can make new contacts and catch up on the latest cancer research in their field.
The Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence established at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013. CCBIO works on cancer biomarkers and tailored treatment. The researchers have a special focus on tumor-microenvironment interactions and their importance for metastatic spread and aggressive disease.
Fourth annual symposium
CCBIO organized its fourth annual symposium at Solstrand 10th-11th May 2016. The CCBIO symposium is a combination of invited, renowned international and national speakers and two long poster sessions during which younger researchers present their research. The selection of which participants that can present their posters is done on the basis of the submitted abstracts.
You can find the program here.
Read a news article about the 2016 Symposium here: "Strategy meeting the war against cancer."
International speakers included:
Marsha A. Moses, from Harvard Medical School and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, USA.
Ritva Heljasvaara, Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Collagen Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Thorsten Schlomm of the prostate cancer clinic Martini-Klinik, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany.
Brunangelo Falini, Institute of Hematology, University of Perugia, Italy.
Meenhard Herlyn, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center, Philadelphia, USA.
Hani Gabra, from the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at the Imperial College London and the Cancer Division (Division 1) of the NIHR Clinical Research Network for North West London, UK.
Michael A. Curran, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Rolf Brekken, UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, USA.
Salem Chouaib, the Tumor Immunology Unit, Cancer Gustave Roussy Institute, France
In addition you will get to hear from CCBIO researchers and other national cancer researchers, as well as young and upcoming investigators:
Siver Moestue, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Guro Lind, Oslo University Hospital, Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Molecular Oncology
Karl Johan Malmberg, Oslo University Hospital, the Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Immunology
Lars A. Akslen, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Medicine
Bjørn-Tore Gjertsen, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Scence
Emmet McCormack, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Science
Dana Costea, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine
Ingfrid Haldorsen, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine
Elisabeth Wik, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Medicine
Anne Blanchard, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities
Camilla Krakstad, the University of Bergen, Department of Biomedicine
Xisong Ke, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Science
Kelly Seo, the University of Bergen and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
There are normally about 200 participants so this is a great opportunity for international networking within the field of cancer research.
In order to enable us to accommodate 200 participants in the 135 rooms available, we are wholly dependent upon as many as possible sharing rooms (up to four). So, please indicate if and with whom, you are willing to share your room when you register online.
Read about earlier symposia
Read here about last year's symposium
and also the article World leading cancer researchers met at Solstrand