Scientific Meeting: Biology of Cancer: bridging basic and translational research
This first EU-LIFE scientific workshop brought together basic scientists and clinicians from EU-LIFE institutes (and collaborators) to explore and discuss new directions in cancer biology by integrating clinical needs, new discoveries in cancer biology, omics technologies, drug discovery pipelines, and latest computational and modeling approaches. The workshop provided an opportunity to forge new scientific collaborations within EU-LIFE and found the basis for future joint activities and projects.
Each EU-LIFE institute invited a “tandem of speakers”, one being a basic researcher and the second a clinical researcher, who are engaged in a cooperative projec, or whose work is relevant to each other.
Each tandem of speaker had a one hour slot to present their work jointly and highlight opportunities and challenges of their collaboration. Within the one-hour slot, enough time was left for lively discussion.
The meeting also included a poster session for junior researchers. Each EU-LIFE institute invited one or two students (PhDs or postdocs) to present their projects as poster (joint posters are also possible).