Events2019-11-18T17:30:12+00:00

Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) Grand Challenge Consultation Workshop

The UCL Cancer Domain and CRUK City of London (CoL) Centre are pleased to invite you to our Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) Grand Challenge consultation workshop, to help us identify and share new challenge ideas to revolutionise cancer research and transform patient impact.

The workshop is open to researchers across UCL, Barts/QMUL, King’s Health Partners and the Francis Crick Institute. An informal drinks reception will follow the workshop.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a fascinating and proactive discussion.

Workshop themes

Researchers from UCL, Barts/QMUL, King’s Health Partners and the Francis Crick Institute are invited to come along and share your thoughts on what you believe are the toughest challenges in cancer research and your vision for the future of the field. Ideas generated from the workshop will be shared with CRUK to help inform the next set of challenges.

Group discussions will cover the following themes:

  • Understanding cancer biology
  • Diagnosing and treating cancer
  • Technology and data
  • Causes and prevention of cancer

Please note, this workshop is not to develop specific projects for funding.

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 Translating your research with CRUK: Where do I start – new date added: 12th November 2019 at UCL

Join Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development for a workshop taking you through the process and support available to help you translate your research into the clinic.

These sessions will include:

  • An introduction to the translation capabilities and support available from the Centre for Drug Development
  • Group discussions including tackling challenges in translating academic research
  • Chance to talk to Centre for Drug Development colleagues and experts

You can register to receive a reminder for the event or just turn up on the day. For more information and to register please visit the eventbrite page.

High Performance Computer Cluster drop-in sessions 2019

Following the success of our Computation and Modelling Core launch event last month, the High Performance Computer Cluster (HPCC) is now up and running for City of London Centre users.

The HPCC support team are holding regular drop ins at each CoL Centre site to assist researchers with setting up access to the HPCC, troubleshooting and any other queries.

Regular on-site drop in sessions for users at each site

  • King’s: 1st Tuesday afternoon of each month – small room next to the entrance of the Innovation Hub
  • Barts/QMUL: 3rd Wednesday afternoon of each month – The Shield café, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ
  • Crick:
    • 9th October 15.00 -17.00 first floor meeting room 1
    • 23rd October 15.00 -17.00 first floor meeting room 1
    • 13th November 15.00 -17.00 first floor meeting room 3
    • 27th November 15.00 -17.00 first floor meeting room 8
    • 11th December 15.00 -17.00 first floor meeting room 1
  • UCL: Any other time at Room 4.20, Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Please feel free to attend the drop in at your site if you have any queries.

 

CRUK City of London Centre Childhood Cancer Symposium – 29th October 2019

Please join us for the  first CRUK City of London Centre Childhood Cancer Symposium on the 29th of October 2019 at the Institute of Child Health. This event will showcase the current research on childhood cancer that is occurring within the Centre. There will also be an opportunity to network with scientists from across the Centre’s research programmes with the aim to facilitate new collaborations.
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2019
Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Main Building, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH
If you would like to attend please register via eventbrite.
For more information on the event please contact: cruk.cityoflondoncentre@ucl.ac.uk

Multi-disciplinary workshop, theme 2 – 14th October 2019

The cross-disciplinary theme of the CRUK City of London (CoL) Centre is organising a workshop on October 14th 2019 to showcase the theme’s capabilities and facilitate development of collaborative projects. The workshop will consist of three sessions:

  • Session 1:  The cancer/biology experts will present work where imaging has been used to solve an immunological- or biotherapeutic-based question.
  • Session 2:  Theme 2 members will present the different imaging platforms available.
  • Session 3:  Discuss collaborative projects using the platforms in session 2 to answer key questions such as those presented in session one.

If you would like to attend please register via eventbrite.

For more information on the event please contact: cruk.cityoflondoncentre@ucl.ac.uk

Draft programme

CRUK City of London Centre 3D Model interest group meeting – 30th September

 

Please join us for the first CRUK City of London (CoL) Centre 3D Model interest group meeting showcasing work across the CoL Centre in 3D models and promote networking and collaboration in this area. Dr Xiao Qin, from the Tape Lab at the UCL Cancer Institute will present at the first meeting on ‘Cell-Type Specific Signalling Networks in Heterocellular Organoids”. These meetings will be held every two months.

Date: Monday 30th September 2019
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: B05 Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

If you are interested in a member of your group presenting at future meetings, please contact us at cruk.cityoflondoncentre@ucl.ac.uk.

Launch of the CRUK City of London Centre Computational and Data Resource – 3rd September 2019

On the 3rd September 2019  the CRUK City of London Centre is launching its computational and data resource.  This resource will be a key element in the cancer evolution theme and will enable cancer’s dynamics to be mapped longitudinally during exposure to biological therapies, integrated within the partners’ NHS service. The launch will kick off with a  short presentation explaining what the resource offers and how to access it. Following the presentation, attendees can participate in a Data Challenge; We are encouraging early-career researchers (e.g. PhD students and post-docs) across the partners  to form groups and embark on a collaborative effort within the cancer evolution theme to make use of the exciting computer resources available. The launch will be open to CoL Centre Faculty and their lab members only. If you would like more information on the event or to register please contact: cruk.cityoflondoncentre@ucl.ac.uk

 Translating your research with CRUK: Where do I start – 26th September and 8th October

Join Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development for a workshop taking you through the process and support available to help you translate your research into the clinic.

These sessions will include:

  • An introduction to the translation capabilities and support available from the Centre for Drug Development
  • Group discussions including tackling challenges in translating academic research
  • Chance to talk to Centre for Drug Development colleagues and experts

You can register to receive a reminder for the event or just turn up on the day. There are still  opportunities to attend workshops at Barts / QMUL (26 Sep 2019) and King’s (8 Oct 2019). For more information and to register please visit the eventbrite page.

CRUK City of London (CoL) Centre 3D in vitro models for pre-clinical studies of biological therapies workshop (developing biological therapies programme)

On the 29th April 2019 Barts Cancer Centre held and informal workshop at Charterhouse Square, QMUL, on in vitro models that could be used to study novel biological therapies. Presentations included 3D multi-cellular models of tumour microenvironments, tumour organoids, the potential of microfluidics and tumour-on-a-chip and immune cell interactions with tumour spheroids.  Collaborations, the need for common platforms in the CRUK CoL Centre and key questions that such models could answer were also discussed.

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CRUK City of London Centre Annual Symposium on Cancer Biotherapeutics – 19 February 2019

On Tuesday 19 February 2019, 97 researchers from across the consortium were brought together for the first event from the Cancer Research UK City of London (CRUK CoL) Centre. This event showcased the breadth and depth of cancer biotherapeutics research happening across the Centre.

The event is a taster of the activity that will take place under the aegis of the City of London Centre. It is envisaged that this will be the first of many events to bring together cancer researchers from the four different sites to promote cancer biotherapeutics research across the piste.

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