Upcoming event! Harnessing Death for Life TUES 5 FEB

Australian Academy of Science 2013 Public Lecture Series – Australian Science: Global impact

Harnessing Death for Life

Professor Suzanne Cory, AC PresAA FRS
Honorary Professorial Fellow
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Cancer is ‘a malady of the genes’ (JM Bishop, Nobel Laureate). The past 30 years have seen a revolution in our understanding of the genetic lesions that contribute to cancer development. One of the most surprising discoveries has been that impairment of the natural process of cell death (apoptosis) is a critical step towards malignancy and impedes effective cancer therapy. This lecture will describe how detailed knowledge about the molecular circuitry regulating the cellular life/death switch is leading to an exciting new class of drugs that should greatly aid treatment of many types of cancer.

Tuesday 5 February 2013
Refreshments from 5:30 pm
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra

Live-streaming here!

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