ISFAR Melbourne Salon Thursday 5th November 19-20h

We are pleased to announce that the next Melbourne Salon will be held online from 7-8pm on Thursday 5th November.

Unravelling the cancer puzzle from an ecological and evolutionary perspective – an Australian and French International Associated Laboratory

Professor Frédéric Thomas (CNRS), France

Associate Professor Beata Ujvari, Deakin University

Cancer is not only a major cause of mortality, but also a disease which affects all other multicellular organisms. Oncology as a scientific field has, until now, developed in relative isolation from ecological and evolutionary sciences. This talk will focus on how applying evolutionary principles to cancer revolutionises treatment strategies and approaches. The presenters will demonstrate what happens when cancer cells become the ultimate foe: when they escape the organism, become contagious, and drive species to extinction, like the iconic Tasmanian Devils.

This collaboration is supported by the CNRS, the University of Montpellier, the French Embassy, the Australian French Research Association (AFRAN), Deakin University and the University of Tasmania.

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We look forward to seeing you online.

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