Distinguished Guests Seminars Series - spring term 2022
We invite you to join the following seminar in the scope of the UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminars Series!
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May 9th, 2022, 11:00-12:00 Venue: via Zoom
Vassilis Gorgoulis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Title of the talk: “Escape from oncogene-induced senescence” Host PI: Teresa Frisan
Dr. Gorgoulis is currently Professor and Director of the Department of Histology–Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (www.gorgoulis.gr). He is an elected European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) member. He received >30 awards and distinctions. Most of his top ranked publications (e.g. in Nature, Cell, Nat Cell Biol, Mol Cell, J Cell Biol) received instant recognition as they were accompanied by corresponding highlights in editorial articles and/or journal covers. He developed a pioneering senescence biomarker (commercially available under the trademark SenTraGor) and provided guidelines to detect senescence that include also the new biomarker (Cell 2019, Nat Protoc 2021).
Dr. Gorgoulis' main research interests include: Mechanisms leading to genomic instability; The role of the DNA damage response (DDR) network as an anti-tumor barrier (eliciting apoptosis or senescence) and mechanisms leading to escape from these barriers; Development of new compounds and methods to detect senescent cells with precision; The role of the replication licensing machinery in cancer progression; Development of machine learning algorithms to predict biological/drug responses.
Dr. Gorgoulis has special interest in: molecular diagnostics in Pathology, and is the regional coordinator of the European Quality Assessment Scheme for testing KRAS mutations in colorectal cancer, established by the European Society of Pathology. He is also a coordinator of the Greek national: “Emblematic action to handle SARS-CoV-2 infection: Epidemiological study in Greece via extensive testing for viral and antibody detection, sequencing of the virome and genetic analysis of the carriers” (2020-2022) and his lab was appointed by the government as a national reference lab for COVID-19 tests.
Open position: Up to five tenure-track positions as Assistant professor
Joint call of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University, Sweden.
Welcome to apply to become one of our new Assistant Professors at Umeå University! With this faculty joint venture, with a six-year appointment we want to give junior researchers the opportunity to develop a long-term research activity and to qualify for promotion to an Associate Professorship (Senior Lecturer). We welcome your applications before 15 February 2022!
Congratulations to Xiaotong, Emelie and Anna for presenting the three best posters at UCMR Day 2022!
This achievement is awarded with the UCMR Ambassador grant!
Xiaotong Jia, Department of Chemistry
"The Vibrio Cholerae cytotoxin MakA is a novel cholesterol-binding pore-forming toxin that induces non-canonical autophagy"
Emelie Backman, Department of Clinical Microbiology
"Neutrophil extracellular traps as a driving force behind severe COVID-19"
Anna Bergonzini, Department of Molecular Biology
"Effects of bacterial genotoxins on immune modulation, chronic inflammation and cancer development"
UCMR Day January 20th 2022 - extended deadline
All researchers with an interest in microbial and infection research are invited to a day of inspiring research presentations and an excellent opportunity for networking and initiation of multidisciplinary collaborations.
Please note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts for a poster presentation has been extended to December 31st 2021. On a first-come-first-serve basis, you will also get the possibility to orally present your poster during a pre-recorded 2 min poster elevator pitch.