[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS science talk, Melbourne, Wed March 20, 6:30pm "Understanding the Biology of Colon Cancer"

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Wed Mar 13 03:21:46 UTC 2013

Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne Wednesday 20th March 2013, 6:30pm

All welcome, no booking needed. Bring your friends!
At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville
In the grounds of University High School, enter off Story Street or off Royal Parade

Free drinks and pizza after the talk!

Prof Tony Burgess
Laboratory Head, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
“Understanding the Biology of Colon Cancer ”

Unless more effective treatments are developed, a significant number of people will continue to die from colon cancer. Professor Burgess’ research aims at understanding colon cancer in such a way that we can develop specific treatments to reduce the impact of this disease.  His research team is studying the proteins which control the production of cells in the normal and cancerous colonic mucosa.  It is clear that one particular protein is damaged in most colon cancers and the team is investigating strategies to reverse the cancerous effects of the loss of this protein.

In an effort to identify drugs capable of targeting colon cancer his research program combines cancer genetics, cell biology, protein structure determination and computer biology.
Forthcoming talks:
April   17 th     Prof Colin Masters, Executive Director, Mental Health Research Institute
May    15 th     Dr Angus Johnston, ARC Future Fellow, NanoMaterials for Biology Group
June    19th     A/Prof Mike Lawrence, Structural Biology, WEHI
July      17th     Prof Franz Grieser, Sonochemistry, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre

We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series
Further Info: David Vaux  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>  9345 2941

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