1st Crick International Cancer Conference

24 September 2017

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

The 1st Crick International Cancer Conference will bring together leading cancer scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest findings in cancer metabolism, the tumour microenvironment, and how the cancer genotype changes over time.

In addition to a line-up of world leading speakers, there will be many opportunities for early stage researchers to present short talks and posters.

Registration opens 1st March with 400 places available. Poster abstract submission is encouraged with short talks to be selected.

Preliminary Programme

Sunday 24 September


17.00             Lewis Cantley (Cornell)                 

18.00             Lisa Coussens (Oregon)

19.00             Drinks and buffet opening reception                                      

Monday 25 September


09.00             Matt Vander Heiden (Broad Institute)

09.30             Arkaitz Carracedo Perez (Bilbao)                                              

10.00             Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB, Leuven)                                             

10.30             Coffee

11.00             Ralph DeBerardinis (UTSW Dallas)                                           

11.30             Ayelet Erez (Weizman) 

12.00             Short talk from abstracts

12.15             Short talk from abstracts

12.30             Buffet Lunch                                     

Tumour Microenvironment

14.00             Jeff Pollard (Edinburgh)                                               

14.30             Claus Jorgensen (CRUK Manchester Institute)   

15.00             Margaret Frame (CRUK Edinburgh Centre)                          

15.30             Tea

16.00             Johanna Joyce (Lausanne)                                          

16.30             Frank Winkler (DKFZ Heidelberg)

17.00             Flash talks from posters

17.30             Posters


19.30             Speakers' dinner                             

Tuesday 26 September

Tumour Immune System Interactions

09.00             Karin de Visser (NKI, Amsterdam)                                           

09.30             Ton Schumacher (NKI, Amsterdam)                                       

10.00             Sergio Quezada (UCL Cancer Institute)                                  

10.30             Coffee

11.00             Luke O'Neill (Trinity College Dublin)                                        

11.30             Ugur Sahin (Univ Mainz)              

12.00             Short talk from abstracts

12.15             Short talk from abstracts

12.30             Buffet Lunch                                     

Cancer Heterogeneity and Evolution

14.00             Mel Greaves (ICR) (*to be confirmed)        

14.30             Serena Nik-Zainal (Sanger)                                         

15.00             Short talk from abstracts

15.15             Short talk from abstracts

15.30             Tea

16.00             Greg Hannon (CRUK Cambridge Institute)           

16.30             Jeff Engelmann (Novartis, Boston)          

17.00             Close of meeting                

In addition, during the meeting there will be two 'meet the expert' sessions for junior researchers to ask career advice, with one focused specifically on clinical research fellow and MD/PhD trainees.