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8th Barossa Meeting

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 to Friday, 17 November 2017 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Novotel Barossa Valley, Barossa Valley, Australia



The organisers of the Barossa series of symposia would like to invite you to attend the 8th Barossa Meeting to take place in the Barossa Valley from 14 – 17 November 2017 on the theme of ‘Cell Signalling in Cancer Medicine’.

The Barossa Meetings have an established reputation for quality, bringing together some of the world’s best scientists across different disciplines in a convivial atmosphere conducive to open and energetic discussions. The 2017 meeting’s theme of ‘Cell Signalling in Cancer Medicine’ will continue this tradition by bringing into focus the major new paradigms arising from fundamental discoveries and their impact on therapeutic strategies. In addition to the numerous international delegates, the meeting will be attended by many of the key Australian researchers in cell signalling and cancer medicine.

As has become tradition, the 8th Barossa Meeting will be the occasion to award the Clifford Prize for Cancer Research to a scientist whose contribution has made a global difference in the fight against cancer. 

Meeting Themes

Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Cancer therapeutics, Carcinogenesis, Epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Cancer genomics, Immunotherapy, Lipid signalling, Metabolism, MicroRNAs, Proteomics, Signalling networks, Stem cells, Structural biology, Translational medicine, Tumour microenvironment

Confirmed International Invited Speakers

Soman Abraham            Duke University, Durham, USA
Johannes Bos                Utrecht University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Lena Claesson-Welsh    Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniel Finley                  Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Wanjin Hong                  Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
Ali Shilatifard                  Northwestern University, USA
Maria Sibilia                   Medical University of Vienna, Austria (The EMBO Keynote Lecture presenter)
Joseph Schlessinger      Yale University, USA
Vinay Tergaonkar           Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
Fiona Watt                     King's College London, UK
Lea Starita                     University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Confirmed National Invited Speakers

Ruth Ganss                   Harry Perkins Insitute of Medical Research, WA
Sean Grimmond            University of Melbourne, Vic
Ross Hannan                Australian National University, ACT
Lev Kats                        Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Vic
Richard Lock                 Children's Cancer Institute, NSW
James Murphy              Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Vic
Michael Parker              Bio21 Institute/St Vincent's Institute, Vic
Clare Scott                    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Vic
Alex Swarbrick              Garvan Institute, NSW
Paul Timpson                Garvan Institute, NSW
Ilia Voskoboinik             Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Vic
Nic Waddell                   QIMR Berghoffer, Qld
Christine Wells              Melbourne University, Vic
David Ziegler                 Children's Cancer Institute, NSW

Organising Committee

Stuart Pitson (Convenor)
Claudine Bonder
Natasha Harvey
Angel Lopez
Michael Samuel
Hamish Scott
Greg Goodall

Program Committee

Claudine Bonder
Susan Branford
Michael Brown
Richard D’Andrea
Natasha Harvey
Tim Hughes

Yeesim Khew-Goodall
Sharad Kumar
Angel Lopez
Stuart Pitson

Paul Reynolds
Michael Samuel
Quenten Schwarz
Hamish Scott
Vinay Tergaonkar
David Yeung
Andrew Zannettino

International Advisory Panel

Vishva Dixit, USA
Richard Flavell, USA
Wanjin Hong, Singapore
Tony Hunter, USA
John D. Scott, USA