How sciences can be mixed - Probing cancer with neuroscience tools | A new vision of metastasis and its clinical potential.
Host: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
About the event:
The MHS is pleased to welcome Professor Mustafa Djamgoz to the University of Manchester for this year’s annual lecture.
Professor Djamgoz’s research focuses on understanding the cellular bases of metastasis in cancer. His research has taken on a 'neuroscience' approach, beginning with electrophysiology, to understand the signalling process controlling the metastatic cascade.
In short, his research has generated the novel concept that cancer cells that have the potential to metastasise have "excitable" membranes, like nerve and muscle cells. This excitability makes the metastatic cancer cells hyperactive beyond the body's normal control mechanisms. Such cells can then move aggressively around the body, invading other tissues ultimately to form secondary tumours.
Professor Djamgoz will be giving a talk on his research on December 5th at 5 pm. The talk will take place in the Stopford Building, lecture theatre 2.
Please join us at 4:30 pm for drinks and nibbles and a chance to chat with Professor Djamgoz.
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We look forward to seeing you at the annual lecture!
Professor Mustafa Djamgoz
Role: Professor of Cancer Biology
Organisation: Imperial College London
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre 2