Mini-symposium on tumor microenvironment

Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Sprint Bioscience invites you to a mini-symposium on tumor microenvironment and the role of autophagy in hypoxic tumors.  

PROGRAM & SPEAKERS:

Chaired by Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm and Angelo De Milito

09:00 – 09:10 Dan Grandér, Chair Dep. Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet Jessica Martinsson, Sprint Bioscience Welcome 

09:10 – 09:30 Anders Lönnberg, Swedish Government National Coordinator for Life Science

09:30 – 10:00 Ravi Amaravadi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Targeting the lysosome in the tumor microenvironment 

10:00 – 10:30 Bassam Janji, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxemburg Impact of targeting autophagy on the immune landscape of melanoma 

10:30 – 11:00 Randall Johnson, Karolinska Institutet The role of hypoxia in cytotoxic T cell immunotherapy 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break with sandwich/pastry

11:30 – 11:45 Yasmin Yu, Karolinska Institutet – Sprint Bioscience Development of selective VPS34 inhibitors to modulate autophagy in tumors 

11:45 – 12:00 Matheus Dyczynski, Karolinska Institutet Targeting Vps34 improves chemosensitivity of triple negative breast cancer cells 

12:00 – 12:30 Michail Sitkovsky, Northeastern University, Boston Anti-Hypoxia/HIF-1alpha and anti-A2A-Adenosinergic Co-adjuvants to enable the rejection of the most therapy-resistant tumors 

12:30 – 13:00 Pär Nordlund, Karolinska Institutet Protein biophysics to dissect cellular responses to cancer drugs 

13:00 Concluding remarks

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