Research Symposium: Cell Competition in Development and Cancer

14 February 2018, 9.00 AM - 14 February 2018, 7.00 PM

Include Eugenia Piddini (University of Bristol)

University College London

Sponsored by the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

Cell completion is an interactive process, whereby stronger or healthy cells (winner) eliminate weaker or unfit cells (loser) from the tissue and the loser cells are normally destined to die. The phenomena of cell competition were originally discovered in Drosophila, however recently these phenomena have been commonly identified in a variety of biological processes and model systems in vertebrates, both in vivo and in vitro. The mechanism underlying cell completion is fundamental to homeostasis of the tissue in development and to the defensive and therapeutic role in eliminating oncogenic cells at the early stage of carcinogenesis. Thus, this is a new and emerging field of research in development and cancer. In this symposium, we will discuss the fundamental mechanisms underlying cell competition amongst the UK and Japanese scientists. 

This is an open one-day symposium, being supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Japanese Researcher’s Network Based in the UK (JBUK).  Attendance is FREE but registration is required.

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