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Cancer & Microbes Symposium

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Cancer Center at Illinois
Location
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Date
Mar 29, 2024   9:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Katherine Cook | Thomas Gajewski | Jacob Allen | Christopher Gaulke
Registration
Registration
Contact
Sayee Anakk
E-Mail
anakk@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Cancer Center Events

Overview

The Cancer & Microbes Symposium is a one-day inaugural event to explore the latest work in cancer and microbe research, discover opportunities for potential collaborations, and develop a vision for building on the fundamental ideas that symposium participants generate. The registration deadline is March 22.

Register Here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1473895088

Speakers

  • Keynote: Katherine Cook, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University
    Katherine Cook is a molecular biologist with over 13 years of experience in cell biology and breast cancer. Her research focuses on how complex biological systems interact with one another to influence human health and disease.
  • Keynote: Thomas GajewskiProfessor, University of Chicago
    Thomas Gajewski investigates and develops new treatments for patients with melanoma. He is interested in immunotherapies and drives the development of immune-based therapies for other cancers.
  • Jacob Allen, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Jacob Allen’s research concentrates on environmental interventions and conditions (i.e., exercise, psychological stress, and diet) that influence the gut microbiota during homeostatic and pathological disease states.
  • Christopher Gaulke, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Christopher Gaulke’s research uses diverse molecular, bioinformatic, and statistical tools to define the biochemical mechanisms through which gut microbiota modulate the effects of nutritional, infectious, and chemical exposures on vertebrate physiology. 
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