Lectures and seminars Malignant Progression and Metastasis
On screen in Peer Reichard lecture room, Biomedicum entrance floor (3) at cafeteria, KI Solna campus (limited access only 30 seats due to COVID pandemic)
Hosted by Georg and Eva Klein Foundation (GEKS) together with the National Clinical Cancer Reseach School NatiOn and the What is life?and Advanced cancer lecture courses
Robert A. Weinberg
Robert A. Weinberg was born in Pittsburgh in 1942 to a family of refugees from Germany, where he received his primary and secondary school education. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the mentorship of Sheldon Penman. He taught during 1965-66 in the Department of Biology of Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He undertook postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel in the laboratory of Ernest Winocour and at the Salk Institute, LaJolla, California with Renato Dulbecco, and then returned to MIT in 1972. In 1982, he was appointed Professor of Biology at MIT. He is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, and an American Cancer Society Research Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a great pioneer in Cancer Research and every decade he has contributed a seminal discovery in Cancer Biology. His research was originally focused on the genetic basis of human cancer. He and his colleagues isolated the first human-cancer-causing gene - the Ras oncogene - and the first known tumor-suppressor gene - Rb, the retinoblastoma gene. Over the past decade his research has focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of malignant progression, including cancer cell invasion and metastasis. He is a world wide teacher of cancer biology with his two Hallmarks papers (Cell 2000, 2011( with D Hanahan and thorugh hs outstanding textbook “The Biology of Cancer” (2014, a 3rd edition anticipated in 1-2 years). He received the Georg and Eva Klein Prize in 2008 in Nobel Forum from Crownprincess Victorias hand.