CMM Annual 'Sir Anthony Epstein' Lecture
The Sir Anthony Epstein lecture was inaugurated at the University of Bristol in 2009 to recognise the achievements of outstanding scientists in the fields of cancer biology, infection and immunology. It celebrates the achievements of Sir Anthony Epstein who was Professor of Pathology at Bristol University (1968-85) and one of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus.
The lecture in 2017 will be presented by:
Professor Steve Jackson
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Tuesday 5th December
Further information on Professor Jackson
Steve Jackson FRS, FMedSci is the University of Cambridge Frederick James Quick and Cancer Research UK Professor of Biology. He is also Head of Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, and an Associate Faculty member of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
2016: "The remote control of gene expression"
by Wendy Bickmore, Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh. Wendy is an EMBO member, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is the president of the Genetics Society of Great Britain. She is an editor on many journals including PLoS Genetics and Cell.
2015: "Cancer - the other half of the story?"
by Professor Frances Balkwill OBE, Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. One of the country's leading cancer researchers, she is heavily involved in science public engagement and in 2008 was awarded the OBE for services to science communication.
2014: "How T cells sense tissue normality & tissue stress"
by Professor Adrian Hayday Kay Glendinning Professor of Immunobiology at King’s College London; co-lead of the Clinical Academic Grouping in Genetics Rheumatology, Immunology, Infection, and Dermatology at Kings’ affiliated hospitals; a Senior Group Leader at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
2012: "Great Ideas of Biology"
by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001.
2011: "A brief history and perspective of tumour virus rese
by Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008 (for the discovery of the role of papilloma viruses).