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, talk title TBD

January 17, 2024 - Dr. Kristi Baker, talk title TBD

January 24, 2024 - Dr. Jody Haigh, "EMT Transcription Factors in acute leukemia: Tales of competition, differentiation, and survival"

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

February 7, 2024 - Dr. Michael P. Kolinsky, talk title TBD

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

February 28, 2024 - Dr. Phedias Diamandis, talk title TBD

March 6, 2024 - Dr. Matthew Bogyo, talk title TBD

March 13, 2024 - Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai, talk title TBD

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