Quantitative approaches to cancer research - QBI/PSL-Qlife joint symposium
Amphi C. Burg
12 rue Lhomond
Organizers: A. Carreira, B. Goud and N. Krogan
Last September at the Institut Curie (Paris, France), researchers from the QBI (Quantitative Biology Institut, UCSF), PSL-Qlife and Institut Curie were brought together during their inaugural joint symposium.
Initially, the rapprochement between QBI and PSl-Qlife started through a collaboration between Nevan Krogan, head of the QBI and Aura Carreira, team leader at Institut Curie. As QBI and PSL-Qlife share the same ambition to bring together scientists from many different fields for the development of quantitative biology, it was only logical that they bring their strengths together.
This inaugural joint symposium thus aimed at sharing their work, but also triggering lots of fruitful collaborations between researchers from all three institutes. Moreover, a Memorendum Of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between QBI and PSL-Qlife.
The following topics were discussed:
- Systems biology and cancer
- Cell invasion, cell movement and motor proteins
- Autophagy, metal transport and signalling
- Cell fate and survival mechanisms
- Targeting cancer
- Breast cancer
This symposium will be organized again next year and will take place on December 3rd-4th, 2020 in UCSF, USA. More informations to come.