For the seventh year, more than 200 scientists from across the country will converge at Van Andel Research Institute around a central topic—the origins of cancer.
Born out of the renowned Oncogene Meetings of the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s, the Origins of Cancer symposium has continued the spirit of these earlier gatherings by serving as a forum for innovative science and as a touch point for scientists at all levels, from graduate students to established investigators.
Here are the top three reasons to attend:
Like its predecessor, Origins of Cancer is known for being a venue for highlighting the latest advances in cancer research, particularly basic discoveries that provide the foundation for therapeutic innovation. This year’s symposium bridges fields, approaches and cancer types, from advances in single-cell genomic sequencing to exploring transcriptional molecules as drug targets to new insights into how cancer progresses and relapses.
An outstanding speaker lineup
This year’s symposium will feature talks from eight exceptional investigators, each an expert in his or her respective field. Check them out here:
- Emily Bernstein, Ph.D.—Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Rani E. George, M.D., Ph.D.—Harvard Medical School; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children’s Hospital
- Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D.—Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- David Langenau, Ph.D.—Massachusetts General Hospital
- Nicholas Navin, Ph.D.—MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Dana Pe’er, Ph.D.—Columbia University
- Susan M. Rosenberg, Ph.D.—Baylor College of Medicine
- Dylan Taatjes, Ph.D.—University of Colorado at Boulder
Networking, networking, networking
Origins of Cancer brings together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and principal investigators from across the U.S., making it a great opportunity to find common threads to weave into future collaborations or opportunities. Don’t forget to bring extra business cards!
To learn more about Origins of Cancer: Exploring Tumor Complexity and to register, please visit www.originsofcancer.org. You can find more information about Van Andel Research Institute’s other scientific events here.