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'Lessons from a career in science' by Prof. Tony Kouzarides

The Postdoc Centre is delighted to host Tony Kouzarides, Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Cambridge, Deputy Director of the Gurdon Institute and Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, who will give you a brief biography of his academic life.
When Mar 02, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus - Newman Library
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  • What are the important decisions to make you stay in a career in science?
  • Should you go into industry?
  • How difficult will it be?
  • What personality traits do you need? 

A personal view, from a personal experience, with time to answer your specific questions.

Tony did his PhD at the University of Cambridge and postdoctoral work at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. He then went to NYU Medical Center in New York for further postdoctoral work. He returned to Cambridge to lead a research group at the Gurdon Institute.

Tony's research group at the Gurdon Institute is focused on epigenetic modifications on Chromatin, RNA and DNA and their involvement in cancer. His laboratory identified one of the first enzymes that modify chromatin, the acetyltransferase CBP, and has demonstrated the biological function of many other novel modifications.

Many links between epigenetic modifications and cancer have been demonstrated by his group and a small molecule inhibitor I-BET has been shown to be effective against MLL-leukaemia. The I-BET compound is currently in clinical trials in Cambridge and elsewhere.

Tony is part of the Executive Board of the Cambridge Cancer Centre. He is the founder and director of a cancer charity based in Spain which raises public funds from the Spanish public to fund research on cancer.

He is co- founder of three companies: Abcam plc, a publicly trading research reagents company, Chroma Therapeutics, an anti-cancer drug discovery based in Oxford and STORM Therapeutics, an anti-cancer company based at the Babraham campus in Cambridge.

This event is free to attend but registration is required - please register here.

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