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From Wednesday, 23rd, May 2018 To Thursday, 24th, May 2018
From 8h30 To 15h30
Centre de Recherche - Paris - Amphith√©√Ętre Constant-Burg - 12 rue Lhomond, Paris 5e

EU-LIFE Scientific Meeting 2018

EU-LIFE is an alliance of independent European research institutes in the life-sciences, striving to create an environment that stimulates excellence in research through sharing best practices and expertise in research organization and management. It is a voice for independent research institutes with the aim of influencing European policy and of strongly advocating the key role of excellent research for the benefit of society. 

From this January, Institut Curie has been chairing the alliance and this year researchers from the institutes of EU-LIFE come to Institut Curie to attend the alliance’s annual scientific meeting, which this year is dedicated to : 

Precision Medicine with a strong focus on cancer research.

AGENDA May 23rd 24th, Institute Curie, Paris, France

23rd May

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome

09:15 – 10:15 Tandem BRIC: Hematological cancers and murine models.

Prof. Kirsten Grønbæk (Copenhagen University Hospital and BRIC)

Dr. Christophe Roger Michel Côme (BRIC)

10:15 – 11:15 Tandem FIMM: Single cell analyses of drug resistance and vulnerabilities in ovarian cancer

Krister Wennerberg (FIMM)

Anna Vähärautio (FIMM)

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45 Tandem MDC : Brain tumors : next generation modeling and classification by DNA methylation profiling

Gaetano Gargiulo (MDC)

David Capper (Molecular Neuropathology, Charité)

12:45 – 13:30

Selected short talks (4 x 10 min)

Veronika Kozlava (CEITEC): Functional genomics to reveal novel opportunities for CD20

antibody therapy of B-cell malignancies

Anna Cichonska (FIMM): Predictive modeling of anticancer compound bioactivities towards

precision medicine applications

Ana Costa (IC): Fibroblast heterogeneity and immunosuppressive environment in Human

breast cancer

Montserrat Estruch Alrich (BRIC): Targeted combination therapy against oncogenic

PI3K/AKT/MTOR and NFKB signalling pathways in cancer patients

13:30 – 16:00 Lunch and coffee (POSTERS)

16:00 – 17:00 Tandem FMI: Vision restoration

Botond Roska (FMI)

Jose Sahel (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

17:00 – 18:00 Tandem CRG: Diagnostics and clinical research on Rare Diseases

Sergi Beltran (CRG)

Frederic Tort (IDIBAPS)

18:00 – 18:10 Break

18:10 – 19:10 Tandem CeMM: “Image-based ex vivo drug-testing for decision making and trial planning in hematologic malignancies”.

Giulio Superti-Furga (CeMM)

Ulrich Jäger (Medical University of Vienna)

20:00 Dinner

24th May

09:00 – 10:00 Tandem NKI : Colorectal Cancer, from basic to clinical

William Faller (NKI)

Remond Fijneman (NKI)

10:00 – 11:00 Tandem VIB : Skin melanoma

Jean Christophe Marine (VIB)

Daniel Peeper (NKI)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15 Keynote lecture : Laurence Zitvogel (Gustave Roussy, Villejuif)

« A burgeoning field : the Essential role of the gut microbiome in cancer therapeutics »

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30  Tandem Curie: Novel therapeutic approaches in rhabdoid tumors

Eliane Piaggio (Research Center, Institut Curie)

Franck Bourdeaut (Hospital Group, Institut Curie)

14:30 – 15:30  Tandem Babraham Institute / CEITEC

Simon Cook (Babraham) Acquired resistance to ERK pathway inhibitors

Marek Mraz (CEITEC) Microenvironmental interactions in B cell malignancies: combinatorial

strategies of targeted therapy

15:30 End of meeting


Event poster

Hosted by

Dorthe Nickel
European and International Relations

Institut Curie

Sergio Roman Roman
Head of Translational Research Department

Institut Curie

To sum up

The 5th EU-LIFE scientific workshop aims to bring together researchers from EU-LIFE institutes to explore and discuss cutting edge research on Precision Medicine. The workshop will also be an opportunity to expand researchers network, forge new scientific collaborations within EU-LIFE and found the basis for future joint activities and projects.

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