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 2018 will be presented by:
Sir John Gurdon FRS FMedSci
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Thursday 1 November 2018
5 pm, lecture theatre E29, Biomedical Sciences Building
Followed by a drinks reception in the area behind E29 lecture theatre.
The lecture is free to attend, with all staff, students and members of the public welcome, we ask you to please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm numbers.
More about Sir John Gurdon: In 2012 Gurdon was awarded, jointly with Shinya Yamanaka, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent". His Nobel Lecture was called "The Egg and the Nucleus: A Battle for Supremacy".
2017: Professor Steve Jackson FRS FMedSci
"Cellular responses to DNA damage: Translating mechanistic insights into precision cancer medicines". Professor Jackson is from The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Professor 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: Professor Wendy Bickmore
"The remote control of gene expression". Professor Bickmore is the 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: Professor Frances Balkwill OBE
"Cancer - the other half of the story?". Professor Balkwill is 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: Professor Adrian Hayday
"How T cells sense tissue normality & tissue stress". Professor Adrian Hayday is 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: Sir Paul Nurse FRS FMedSci
"Great Ideas of Biology". Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001. In 2016 he was elected to be the Chancellor of the University of Bristol.
2011: Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen
"A brief history and perspective of tumour virus rese". 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).