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Crick Lecture | Julian Downward, the Crick
In person and online
Thursday 19 Oct 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The CrickConnect team are delighted to be able to invite community members to join us for the institute's regular Crick Lecture.
Crick Lectures provide a broad insight into biomedical research from leading scientists. Not to be missed, the one-hour lectures are the event of the week for the Crick community to come together. The lectures aim to be accessible to scientists across different disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.
We're delighted to invite principal group leader Julian Downward to give this week's Crick lecture, title to be confirmed.
There will also be an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends over refreshments after the Lecture from 17:00. If you are able to join us in person at the Crick please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange access.
Julian obtained his bachelor's degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and then studied for his PhD in biochemistry in the laboratory of Michael Waterfield at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, where he established in 1984 a link between a retroviral gene (v-erbB) and a cellular growth regulatory protein, the EGF receptor, leading to an ISI 'citation classic' publication.
In 1986, he moved to Robert Weinberg's laboratory at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, where he began work on the role of Ras proteins in human cancer.
In 1989 Julian started his own lab at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, which became Cancer Research UK in 2002 and is now part of the Francis Crick Institute. The lab has provided critical insights into the molecular mechanisms of function and regulation of oncogenic proteins of the Ras family and their importance in human tumours.
Julian has a long held interest in functional genomics, coordinating a number of programmes in this area. He has published over 270 papers in international scientific journals. He was elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 1999, was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009, a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2010, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. He is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Cell, Molecular Cell, Molecular Cancer Research, Cell Cycle, BBA Reviews on Cancer, Cell Research, and PLOS Biology,and is Executive Chairman of the British Association for Cancer.
19 Oct 2023
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