Professor Kate Nobes - inaugural lecture

Professor of Cell Biology Professor Kate Nobes
School of Biochemistry and School of Physiology and Pharmacology

This lecture took place on Thursday 6 February 2014

How cells move and interact with their neighbours

Cell migration is fundamental for building tissues in the body during embryogenesis and for healing damaged tissues after injury. But these migrations can be bad as well as good. During cancer progression, inappropriate cell migrations lead to cancer spread. The way in which cells crawl and how they behave when they contact one another is key to all these processes. The lecture will provide an overview of how molecular conversations between cells affect their migratory behaviour with a particular focus on how cancer cells spread and metastasise and how a basic understanding of these mechanisms might lead towards clinical benefit.

Professor Kate Nobes - inaugural lecture