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Convergence Science Centre Annual Symposium - Engineering Cancer Research

17 Jan 2024, 13:00 PM

Please save the date for the next Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre Symposium, which will take place in-person at the Royal Geographical Society, SW7 2AR.

Welcome into our world of Convergence: an opportunity to be at the forefront of collaborative innovation at the interface of biological and physical sciences: “Engineering Cancer Research”.


We invite you to join our annual symposium where engineering and cancer research converge, creating a unique platform for researcher to engage with the future of biomedical research.



Our upcoming symposium will be a celebration of technology's transformative power, echoing the remarkable career of our keynote speaker, Professor Mehmet Toner, a renowned Bioengineer from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Toner's remarkable contributions to biomedical sciences span bio-sensing, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. He played a pivotal role in developing cutting-edge microdevices for point-of-care diagnostics, addressing conditions such as cancer, AIDS, genetic defects, and infectious diseases.




  Welcome by Professor Axel Behrens



  Session 1: Convergence of Cancer Biology and Engineering

Professor Rylie Green – Head of the Bioengineering Department at Imperial College London

Professor Udai Banerji – Co-Director of the Drug Development Unit (The ICR – Royal Marsden)

 Dr Paul Huang – Deputy Director of the Joint Royal Marsden-ICR Sarcoma Research Centre

Professor Yan Yan Sheri Huang – CRUK Cambridge Centre, Department of Bioengineering, University of Cambridge



  Patient and Public Involvement with Kelly Gleason


14:45  Sponsors Flash Talks


  Posters and Stands Session + Refreshments



  Student Short Talks




  Session 2: Engineering in medical interventions

Professor Dow-Mu Koh – Co-director AI imaging Hub at The Royal Marsden NIHR BRC

Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami – Department of Surgery & Cancer at Imperial College London

Professor Constantin Coussios – Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford



  Professor the Lord Ara Darzi – Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and co-founder of the CRUK Convergence Science Centre



  Keynote address: Professor Mehmet Toner – Helen Andrus Benedict Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School





  Drinks and networking



To register please fill the form.


NB: Availability of tickets for external academics within the CRUK network will be on a first-come, first-served basis.