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CancerBio Summer School 2019

CancerBio Summer School (CBSS) is an annually organized course since 2007. The general aim of the course is to keep track of the latest trends in the fast moving field of cancer biology. The course is designed to provide the students with a deeper understanding of the tenets of cancer biology and also introduce them to the latest trends in this field. We try to do so by including topics that are in vogue, having interactive sessions, building teamwork and inviting outstanding and distinguished scientists and clinicians. The CancerBio Summer School 2019 will be centered on the most recent reviews around the hallmarks of cancer and built on the bases of the book: The biology of cancer by Robert Weinberg. The course will plunge into the open questions in the field through lively discussions between the students and with the support of an expert on each topic. The course will also look forward into the future by constructing Hallmarks of Cancer 2020.
Amazing Cancer Race: The last day of CBSS will be reserved for the Amazing Cancer Race, which tests knowledge, speed, and problem-solving skills between competing student teams in an outdoors setting.

Program:
Kickoff meeting 16.4.2019 at 14:00-16:00 (Biomedicum 1, meeting room 7)
Regular sessions: Tuesday 23.4 at 14:00-16:00 (Biomedicum 1, seminar room 3)
Tuesdays 30.04.-14.05 at 14:00-16:00 (Biomedicum 1, meeting room 7)
Tuesday 21.5. at 14:00-16:00 (Haarman-inst, B113)
Tuesday 28.5. at 09:00-10:00 (Biomedicum 1, meeting room 7)
at 10:00-11:00 (Biomedicum, sali/hall 2)
Topics:
- Genomic Instability & DNA repair
- Multistep Tumorigenesis
- Angiogenesis & hypoxic responses
- Metabolic transformation
- Cancer Stem cells
- Tumor Heterogeneity
- Tumor microenvironment & metastasis
- Tumor Immunology
- Cell death pathways and cancer

Amazing Cancer Race: Tuesday 28.05.2019, 09:00-16:00 with dinner starting at 18:00.

Course Code: DPBM-107
ECTS Credits: 4
Participants: The course targets doctoral students and post-docs interested in updating their knowledge on emerging hot topics in cancer biology. There is no requirement for doctoral school or program studentship. As it is a discussion-based course, attendance is compulsory.

Registration is open until 27.3.2019. Cancellations must be e-mailed to cancerbioss(at)gmail.com as soon as possible so that students from the waiting list can be accommodated. A no-show without cancellation will result in ineligibility for future travel and lab visit grants as well as course participation.

For more information on:
- Course program and attendance: cancerbioss(at)gmail.com
- Funding, registrations: Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine (DPBM), University of Helsinki, dpbm-office(at)helsinki(dot)fi

Register here before 27.3.2019 via e-lomake:
https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/96696/lomake.html

For the CREDITS Register also via WebOodi:
https://weboodi.helsinki.fi/hy/opettaptied.jsp?OpetTap=128755572&html=0

Enrol
11.3.2019 at 13:00 - 19.4.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 16.4.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 23.4.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 30.4.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 7.5.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 14.5.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 21.5.2019
14:00 - 16:00
Tue 28.5.2019
09:00 - 10:00
Tue 28.5.2019
10:00 - 11:00

Description

  • The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine coordinates the course.
  • This is an optional course.
  • The course is part of the Field-Specific Studies module.
  • The course is available to students of other degree programmes.

CancerBio Summer School (CBSS) is an annually organized course since 2007. The general aim of the course is to keep track of the latest trends in the fast moving field of cancer biology. The course is designed to provide the students with a deeper understanding of the tenets of cancer biology and also introduce them to the latest trends in this field. We try to do so by including topics that are in vogue, having interactive sessions, building teamwork and inviting outstanding and distinguished scientists and clinicians.

This course is for second year and beyond doctoral candidates. In the spring term

The course consists of interactive sessions, teamwork, and participation of outstanding and distinguished scientists and clinicians. The course ends with an event called the Amazing Cancer Race.

Pass/fail, attendance required

After registering in WebOodi, fill in the e-form:

https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/96696/lomake.html

The final selections are made by the teachers. The selections are based on a motivation letter.

The course will be organised as contact teaching (attendance required).