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In vitro models club 4th December 2019

Wednesday 4th December, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Clark-Kennedy LT, QM Innovation Building,

5 Walden Street, London, E1 2EF

Followed by drinks from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Programme:

2:00 pm – Ms Bethany Hughes, QMUL. ‘Identifying novel pro-senescence compounds for p16-positive basal-like breast cancer.’

2:25 pm – Dr Gillian Farnie, Oxford. ‘Development of 3D in vitro models of breast cancer and prevention.’

3:05 pm – break for tea and coffee in the Perrin foyer.

3:30 pm - Ms Sophie Escott-Morgan, Jellagen. ‘Jellagen®- a next generation collagen matrix for cell culture & tissue engineering applications.’

3:55 pm – Dr Fiona Kenny, KCL. ‘Global alignment of extracellular matrix by keloid fibroblasts.’

4:20 pm - Prof Fran Balkwill, QMUL. ‘Ovarian cancer tumour microenvironment models’

Free to attend. No registration required.

Directions: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/27062.pdf. The Innovation Building is number 5 on the map, entered from Walden Street. The Clark-Kennedy LT is at basement level.

Contact: Adrian Biddle - a.biddle@qmul.ac.uk

This meeting has been kindly sponsored by Jellagen.

Welcome to new starters!

It's been a busy autumn with new people starting in the lab, all getting stuck into exciting new projects! Alice Scemama has joined us as an NC3Rs PhD student, Fay Pickering has joined as a LIDo DTP rotation student, and Anna Matusiewicz has joined as an intercalating medical student. You can read more about them and their projects HERE. We went out for lunch to welcome everyone but I forgot to take a photo over lunch so here's a photo of us all back at the Blizard Institute later on!

Goodbye to summer students!

Ending the summer with a lab pizza trip in the sunshine! This time to say goodbye to Rainha Passi, who has done great work as a summer student investigating signalling mechanisms maintaining the EMT state in oral cancer. She now goes on to MSc studies. We have also already said goodbye to Keerthana Sasitharan, who has returned to the final year of her BSc studies at QMUL. She spent the summer on an AFRUK summer studentship, working with Gehad on his exciting machine learning project. We will miss them both!

In vitro models club 16th July 2019

Tuesday 16th July, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Perrin LT, Blizard Institute,

4 Newark Street, London, E1 2AT

Followed by drinks in the Old Library, Garrod Building, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.


Programme:

2:00 pm – Dr Gehad Youssef, QMUL. ‘Identifying cancer stem cells in patient specimens through high-content imaging - biological insights and prognostic potential.’

2:25 pm – Dr Eirini Velliou, University of Surrey. ‘Engineering a novel versatile tool for pancreatic cancer (re-)modelling.’

3:05 pm – break for tea and coffee in the Perrin foyer.

3:30 pm - Dr Jason Otterstrom, IDEA Bio-Medical. ‘HERMES – High content imaging & analysis for 3D models and more.’

3:55 pm – Ms Abigail Coetzee, QMUL. ‘Organotypic co-culture models to study the role of FGFR cross-talk in PDAC invasion’

4:20 pm - Prof Maddy Parsons, KCL. ‘Imaging cancer cell cytoskeletal dynamics in 2D and 3D models’

Free to attend. No registration required.

Directions: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/27062.pdf The Blizard Institute is number 6 on the map and the Perrin lecture theatre is on the right hand side of the mews area as you approach from Whitechapel station, through the green doors behind the main reception desk.

Contact: Adrian Biddle - a.biddle@qmul.ac.uk

This meeting has been kindly sponsored by Thistle Scientific.

Goodbye Nathalia and hello Avik!

At the end of April 2019, Nathalia headed back to Brazil to finish her PhD. Nathalia has done great work in her 6 months here, and we will miss her! But not to fear - Avik has joined us to pick up the baton of Nathalia's project for his 3 month Regenerative Medicine MSc project. Here we all are on the way back from our now-traditional pizza lunch.

In vitro models club 6th December 2018

Thursday 6th December, 2018

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Perrin LT, Blizard Institute,

4 Newark Street, London, E1 2AT

Followed by drinks in the Old Library, Garrod Building, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.


Programme:

2:00 pm – Dr Gary Warnes, QMUL. ‘Functional Biological Analysis of Live and Dead Cells by Flow Cytometry.’

2:25 pm – Dr Alice Giustacchini, UCL. ‘Single-cell Transcriptomics Uncovers Heterogeneity in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells.’

3:05 pm – break for tea and coffee in the Perrin foyer.

3:30 pm - Dr Stephen Hague, 10x Genomics. ‘Advances in 10x single cell Applications.’

3:55 pm – Dr Hamish King, QMUL. ‘Understanding human B cell fate decisions using single-cell genomics.’

4:20 pm - Dr Chris Tape, UCL. ‘Single-Cell Signalling Analysis of Heterocellular Organoids.’

Free to attend. No registration required.

Directions: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/27062.pdf The Blizard Institute is number 6 on the map and the Perrin lecture theatre is on the right hand side of the mews area as you approach from Whitechapel station, through the green doors behind the main reception desk.

Contact: Adrian Biddle - a.biddle@qmul.ac.uk

This meeting has been kindly sponsored by 10x Genomics.

13th UK Cancer Stem Cell Symposium 28th November 2018

Wednesday 28th November, 2018

Bearsted Lecture Theatre and the Old Library, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Whitechapel Campus, London

Confirmed Participants:  Adrian Biddle  Ruud Brakenhoff  Rob Clarke  Rhiannon French  Trevor Graham  Phil Jones  Ian Mackenzie  Victoria Sanz Moreno  Jessica Okosun  Luigi Ombrato  Elanor Wainwright

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Nathalia Lopes joins the lab for a 6 month placement

Nathalia joins us in November 2018, taking a 6 month break from her PhD at the University of São Paulo in Brazil to come and work with us. Welcome Nathalia!

Olivia Knowles completes her AFRUK Summer Studentship

It's goodbye to Olivia, as she re-joins the Barts and the London MBBS programme in September 2018 after spending a year with us, first as an intercalating BSc student and then extending her project through an AFRUK summer studentship. Olivia will be sorely missed!