[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne, Wed 18th July 6:30 pm

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Tue Jul 10 06:07:43 UTC 2012


Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne Wednesday 18th July, 6:30pm

All welcome, no booking needed.  Bring your friends!
At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville
Free drinks and pizza after the talk

Professor David Bowtell
Principal Investigator, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

“Cracking the code.  Mapping the molecular landscape of human cancer”

Although progress appears to have been slow at times, in reality we have made enormous strides in understanding how cancers develop and grow. Cancer is ultimately a problem of the cellular ‘software’, which is encoded in DNA.  A revolution in DNA sequencing is allowing affordable analysis of the DNA of individual cancers and shows an extraordinary level of variation in certain human cancers that were once thought of as single diseases. Professor Bowtell will discuss these recent developments, describing how they impact on the measurement of genetic risk in cancer-prone families, on cancer treatment, and the challenges to still be overcome.

Professor Bowtell originally trained as a veterinarian, and then obtained a PhD in molecular parasitology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). He continued his research in the USA at UC Berkeley, studying genetics in the fruit fly. After returning to Australia, at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre he established a major program of research on the genomics of ovarian and gastric cancer.

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Enter GTAC from Story Street or from Royal Parade, Parkville. It is in the grounds of University High School, behind the oval.

ANZAAS Vic is pleased to acknowledge the support by GTAC, CSL, WEHI and the Faculty of Science, Melbourne University, for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series
Further Info: David Vaux  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>  9345 2941

http://anzaas.org.au/victoria

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