Critical Mass: Cancer Progression and Treatment Progress
The Weill Cornell Medicine Postdoctoral Association presents: the Postdoc “Pub Talk” Series, an outreach event featuring the research of WCM postdocs* to engage both fellow researchers and science enthusiasts from around New York City!
Come meet your friendly neighborhood scientists! Grab a pint and join us as three researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine discuss what they are doing in the lab to advance the scientific frontier in cancer research. Learn about cutting-edge research investigating how cancer progresses as well as recent progress in how best to treat it at “Critical Mass: Cancer Progression and Treatment Progress”. March 26, 2019 – 7:30 PM at Nisi Kitchen (Roosevelt Island).
Up first, Fanny Vatter will present “Exosomes: tiny messengers for big discoveries”. Exosomes are vehicles released from cells, carrying molecules. The contents of an exosome can be used as a biomarker to determine the health or disease of a cell. Join Fanny as she discusses her latest research investigating the role of exosomes in breast cancer progression.
Next, Brian Pickering will present “The Epitranscriptome: small marks with big effects”. Genes give our cells the instructions necessary for life are expressed as RNA, which then makes proteins, which provide the structure and carry out most of the chemistry in our cells. With advances in technologies, we have discovered small chemical modifications that decorate our RNA, informing how much protein to make and how long to stick around before being degraded. Cancer cells hijack this process to proliferate indefinitely and resist treatment. Learn how Brian’s research investigates these processes with the goal of developing a new generation of therapeutics to fight cancer.
To conclude, Wilhem Leconet will present “Controlled delivery and targeting, future’s keywords in cancer therapy”. Wilhems work focuses on a small therapeutic protein, named BiJ591, in prostate cancer. Come hear about how his research has provided new insights into the development of controlled delivery of small therapeutic proteins like BiJ591 in cancer, that once implemented, allow continued release of the therapeutic agent.*What is a postdoc?? A postdoctoral scholar, or “postdoc” is a temporary mentored research position held by an individual with a doctoral degree. Postdocs engage in research and training that allows them to acquire the professional skills necessary to pursue a related independent career.Buy tickets/get more info now