Barcelona BioMed Conference: Drosophila as a model in cancer

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Romeo Fagurel


Mon, 15 Jun 2015


+373 79 686 095



Stefan cel Mare 1


Cancer is a multi-hit process involving mutations in oncogenes and tumour suppressors, as well as interactions between the tumour cells and the surrounding normal tissue.

The fruit fly, Drosophila, is an excellent, genetically-tractable system for modelling the development of cancer, due to the conservation of signalling pathways, cell proliferation and survival genes between fly and humans. Drosophila also presents an excellent system to study the importance of stem cells, which have pluripotent potential, in the development of cancer.

This conference presents a forum for the discussion of cutting-edge models of tumourigenesis in Drosophila and their use in high-throughput screening of small molecule inhibitors that can be developed to combat human cancer.

Registration deadline: April 15, 2015.

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