Targeting adenosine in cancer immunotherapy

22 Feb 2017
Lecture Theatre 3, Sissons Building (401), Monash University (Parkville Campus), 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC

About the speaker

Professor Mark Smyth is a Senior Scientist and Immunology Coordinator at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He completed his PhD in 1988 and trained at the NCI (1988-1992), before commencing his independent research career in Australia. Over the last 15 years he rekindled world-wide interest in cancer immune surveillance, defined immune-mediated dormancy of cancer, and the role of the host in chemotherapy responses in mice and humans. More recently, he has provided new means of classifying natural killer cell (NK) subtypes and two new targets for cancer immunotherapy. One of these targets is tumor adenosine and this area forms a team within his larger research program.

Details

Time: 12.00 - 1.00pm

RSVP: Asuntha Karunaratne