1st Australian Cancer and Metabolism Meeting

Date: Wednesday April 29th – Friday May 1st 2015

Venue: The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney


Metabolic reprogramming is now recognised as a critical aberration facilitating the growth and proliferation of many cancers. There is a compelling body of evidence showing that signalling pathways that drive oncogenesis also trigger major alterations in nutrient uptake and metabolism, while mutations in a number of metabolic enzymes are known to cause certain types of cancer. In addition to changes in metabolism at the level of the tumour, there are also strong links between metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, and cancer prevalence, severity and disease progression. This extensive interplay between oncogenic signalling and intermediary metabolism has raised the possibility that targeting metabolic pathways may be a viable therapeutic approach for preventing and treating cancer. Thus the goal of this meeting is to engage a diverse group of scientists with expertise in nutrient metabolism, cancer biology, signal transduction and network modelling to explore and discuss the latest developments in metabolic regulation in cancer.

We welcome scientists at all levels and particularly encourage students and postdocs to present their work. A poster session will be held on the Thursday afternoon.


Abstract Deadline - March 20th

Registration Deadline - April 17th 

Registration costs

Full registration - $100

Student registration - $50


Plenary Speaker:

Professor Brendan Manning - School of Public Health, Harvard University


Invited Speakers:

Professor Philip Hogg - Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW

Professor David James - University of Sydney

Professor Ross Hannan - Australian National University

Professor Grant McArthur - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

A/Professor Lisa Butler - South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

A/Professor Jenny Byrne - Kids Research Institute

Dr Kristy Brown - MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research

Dr Kyle Hoehn - UNSW Australia

Dr Martin Sadowski - Queensland University of Technology


For further information please contact Nigel Turner (02) 93852548 or Darren Saunders (02) 93555824


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