Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, and a problem that escalates in an aging population. Although significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic and epigenetic determinants of cancer, little attention has been paid to post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. The process of mRNA translation shapes the proteome and plays an essential role in the reprogramming of cancerous cells, holding the promise of novel anti-cancerous therapies. This conference will bring together basic experts working at the interphase of translation, cancer progression and microenvironment interactions, including basic research on post-transcriptional mechanisms, animal models and novel technologies, with the aim to provide a stimulating environment and illuminate discovery in this innovative field.
The BARCELONA BIOMED CONFERENCE Translation control in cancer development and microenvironment interactions will be placed at the Casa Convalescència in the heart of Barcelona. Talks will take place in the Aula Magna.
C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 171
Tel +34 934 335 000
How to reach the Casa Convalescència:
Yellow line (L4) - GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station
Blue line (L5) - SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station
Lines: 15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92 and 192.
For the GPS
Introduce the following coordinates:
Latitude: 41.413702 (41° 24' 49.33'' N)
Longitude: 2.177482 (2° 10' 38.94'' E)
From the airport
* Train + Underground. At the RENFE station, take the train to Sants-Estació. Once there take the Underground's blue line (L5) till SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station.
* Bus + Underground. Outside the airport terminal, take the AEROBUS to Plaça Catalunya. Walk one corner till Plaça Urquinaona and take the Underground's yellow line (L4) to GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station.
Barcelona Metropolitan Transport webiste (with metro and bus maps)
A list of additional hotels within walking distance of the Casa Convalescència can be found at: https://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/hotels/hotelmaps/eixample-right-barcelona-hotel.html
(The Casa Convalescència is located near the violet point 27/3 star). Rates will vary depending on choice of hotel and season. Please check with the hotel of your choice directly for the best offer.
Another possibility is the Lesseps Residence Hall, and is available for short-term stays.
Participants registered for events in the Barcelona BioMed series should contact the hotels and residences directly to arrange bookings and payment.
Dr. Reuven Agami
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Eduard Batlle
IRB Barcelona/ ICREA
Dr. Stefano Biffo
INGM "Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi", University of Milano
Dr. Sarah Blagden
Oncology Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford
Kim De Keersmaecker
Dr. Jean Jacques
Cancer Research Center of Lyon
Dr. Luc Furic
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Dr. Ola Larsson
Dr. Davide Ruggero
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Dr. Robert J. Schneider
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Dr. Marisol Soengas
Dr. Nahum Sonenberg
Goodman Cancer Research Center, McGill University
Montreal, Qc, Canada
Dr. Aurelio Teleman
German Cancer Research Center- DKFZ
Dr. Martin Turner
Dr. Stéphan Vagner
Dr. Shobha Vasudevan
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
Dr. Hans-Guido Wendel
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA
Dr. Anne Willis
MRC Toxicology Unit