07/04/2014 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Reactivation of the embryonic EMT program and tumor initiation

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Stéphane Ansieau

Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon, Inserm-CNRS, Centre Léon Bérard. Lyon, France

Ansieau, from the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon, Inserm-CNRS, France, is seeking to understand the role played by the aberrant reactivation of certain embryonic programs during the development of a tumour with the long-term goal of developing new therapeutic approaches. Recently his group has analysed the effects of transcriptional factors controlling these programs on the acquisition of cancer stem cell traits, genetic instability and chemo- and radio-resistance. 

He has been invited by Antonio García de los Herreros (IMIM).