VHIO – ”la Caixa” SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS SERIES

INTRODUCING THE VHIO -”la Caixa” SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS SERIES

Our VHIO –  ”la Caixa” Scientific Seminars Series educational program welcomes internationally renowned researchers and clinical investigators to VHIO to share, discuss and debate latest insights, discovery and next directions in oncology with our students, postdocs and senior faculty from our preclinical, translational and clinical research groups.

Taking place in VHIO’s state-of-the-art CELLEX Building Auditorium, each seminar consists of a 30-45 minute talk followed by a Q&A round with the audience. Chaired be each respective VHIO host, these expert talks are typically scheduled to take place on Fridays at 13:00h.

Scientific Co-Chairs

  • María Abad, PI, Cellular Plasticity & Cancer Group
  • Laura Soucek, PI, Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group
  • Elena Élez, Medical Oncologist and Clinical Investigator, Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Tumors Group

Scientific Coordinator

  • Josep Maria Miquel


2019


Modelling and targeting the ovarian cancer microenvironment

  • Speaker: Frances Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Director of the Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, London, UK.
  • Talk title: Modelling and targeting the ovarian cancer microenvironment
  • Date & Time: Friday 18th October, 13:00h
  • Host: Laura Soucek, PI of our Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group

Role of the Notch pathway in lung adenocarcinoma: beyond the KrasG12V mouse model

  • Speaker: Antonio Maraver, Team Leader of the Oncogenic Pathways in Lung Cancer Group, Institute de Research en Cancérologie de Montpellier (ICRM), Montpellier, France.
  • Talk title: Role of the Notch pathway in lung adenocarcinoma: beyond the KrasG12V mouse model
  • Date & time: Friday 08th November, 13:00h
  • Host: Maria Abad, PI, Cellular Plasticity & Cancer Group

Role of adult stem cell niches and primed pluripotency programs in early DCC dormancy

  • Speaker: Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai, Director, Head and Neck Cancer Basic Research, Director of Solid Tumor and Metastasis Research, New York, USA.
  • Talk title: Role of adult stem cell niches and primed pluripotency programs in early DCC dormancy
  • Date & time: Thursday 28th November, 13:00h
  • Host: Héctor G. Palmer, PI, Stem Cells & Cancer Group

  • Speaker: Nuria López Bigas, Group Leader of the Biomedical Genomics Research Group,Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona – IRB, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Thursday 13th December
  • Host: María Abad, PI, Cellular Plasticity & Cancer Group

2020


  • Speaker: Romain Quidant, ICFO Group Leader Plasmon Nano-Optics, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 17thJanuary, 13:00h
  • Host: Josep Tabernero, Director of VHIO

  • Speaker: Marisol Soengas, Group Leader Melanoma, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre – CNIO, Madrid, Spain.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 31stJanuary, 13:00h
  • Host: Maria Abad, PI, Cellular Plasticity & Cancer Group          

  • Speaker: Gerard I. Evan, Sir William Dunn Professor and Head of Biochemistry Department, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 14th February, 13:00h
  • Host: Laura Soucek, PI, Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group

  • Speaker: Gabriel Adrian Rabinovich, Group leader of Immunopathology and Vice-Director at the Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental (IBYME). Group leader of Functional Glycomics and Professor at the ​ Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 06th March, 13:00h
  • Host: Laura Soucek, PI, Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group

  • Speaker: Chris Lord, Professor of Cancer Genomics, Head, CRUK Gene Function Laboratory, Deputy Director, The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 20th March, 13:00h
  • Co-Hosts: Violeta Serra, PI, Experimental Therapeutics & Judit Balmaña, PI, Hereditary Cancer Genetics

  • Speaker: Raffaella de Micco,Group Leader at San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Italy​
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 3rd April, 13:00h
  • Host: Maria Abad, PI, Cellular Plasticity & Cancer Group

  • Speaker: Francesca Demichelis, Head of Computational and Functional Oncology,University of Trento, Italy.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 15th May, 13:00h
  • Host: Joaquin Mateo, PI, Prostate Cancer Translational Research

  • Speaker: Marc Ladanyi, Chief, Molecular Diagnostics Service, William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – MSKCC, New York, USA.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 12th June, 13:00h
  • Host: César Serrano, PI, Sarcoma Translational Research Group

  • Speaker: Benjamin Neel, Professor, Department of Medicine and Director, NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York, USA.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 17th July, 12:00 h
  • Co-Hosts: Josep Tabernero, Director of VHIO & Joan Seoane, Co-Program Director, Preclinical and Translational Research

  • Speaker: Antoni Ribas, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Director of the Tumor Immunology Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), and Chair of the Melanoma Committee at SWOG. President of the AACR, USA.
  • Talk title: TBC
  • Date & time: Friday 18th February, 13:00h
  • Host: Joan Seoane, Co-Program Director, Preclinical and Translational Research


Inaugural Seminar

  • Speaker: Ángela Nieto, Research Professor, Institute of Neurosciences, Miguel Hernández University (UMH) – Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • Talk title: Epithelial plasticity in health and disease (the Ins and Outs of the EMT)
  • Date & time: Friday 20th September, 13:00h
  • Co-hosts: VHIO’s Director Josep Tabernero & Josep Villanueva, PI of our Tumor Biomarkers Group