Seminar Series

The CRINA Connects Seminar Series is designed to showcase the innovative work being done by cancer researchers at the University of Alberta and provides an opportunity for CRINA members to connect with and learn from other researchers around the world. The Seminars are held each Wednesday, at 12 noon (MT).

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November 15, 2023 - Dr. YangXin Fu, "Targeting RNA cytosine methylations, an epitranscriptomic mechanism, in cancer" 

November 22, 2023 - Dr. Joel Pearson, "Simplifying cancer: A single transcriptional complex stratifies cancers into just two types that interconvert to drive drug resistance"

November 29, 2023 - Dr. Leif Bergsagel, "Targeting super-enhancers to treat multiple myeloma"

December 6, 2023 -  Dr. Michael Hoffman, "Predicting transcription factor binding and the effects of viral integration"

December 13, 2023 - Dr. Alistair Boettiger, "Genome folding and transcription at single-molecule scale"

January 10, 2024 - Dr. Rong-Zong Liu, "Targeting aberrant lipid metabolism and metastasis in prostate cancer"

January 17, 2024 - Dr. Kristi Baker, "How genetic instability gives rise to antitumor immunity in colorectal cancer"

January 24, 2024 - Dr. Jody Haigh, "Role of ZEB proteins in Acute Myeloid and Lymphoid Leukemia"

January 31, 2024 - Dr. Anish Thomas, "Deconvoluting tumor heterogeneity: A patient-centered approach"

February 7, 2024 - Dr. Michael P. Kolinsky, "Don't lose it, reuse it! Using a new biomarker testing approach to find value in an old drug"

February 14, 2024 - Dr. Hazem E. Ghoneim, "The Road to Unlocking Exhausted T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy"

February 28, 2024 - Dr. Phedias Diamandis, "PHARAOH: A weakly supervised active learning platform for PHenotyping And Regional Analysis Of Histology"

March 6, 2024 - Dr. Matthew Bogyo, "Making it stick: Using covalent ligands for diverse applications in biology"

March 13, 2024 - Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai, "Viro-immunotherapy for poor-prognosis cancers"

March 20, 2024 - Dr. Nicolas Thoma - "Transcription factors: how they find their target sites in chromatin (and how to get rid of them)"

April 10, 2024 - Dr. Cheryl Cable, "Teaching about head and neck cancer from a multidisciplinary approach. Telling a story with impact." 

May 8, 2024 - Dr. Troy Baldwin, "Exploiting viruses to create personalized cancer vaccines"

May 15, 2024 - Dr. Hanne Ostergaard, "The cytoskeletal adaptor protein leupaxin regulates the CD8 T cell response to cancer"

May 22, 2024 - Dr. Paul Jurasz, "No, Aspirin will not prevent metastasis (nor will any other anti-platelet drug or anticoagulant)"