CRUK Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence held our first International Summer School

21 September 2022

The Centre was delighted to hold the first International Summer School at Homerton College in July 2022. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the summer schools for 2020 and 2021 were cancelled, therefore we were especially excited to hold the 2022 event and offer the chance for Early Career Research Scientists to come together in person.

The themes of the summer school were based on the Centre pipeline and covered lectures, chalk board talks and team tasks focused on;  paedatric brain tumour models, designing accurate preclinical studies, drug discovery and translation to the clinic.

We were delighted to welcome 26 world renowned scientists from academia and industry to speak at the summer school including speakers from USA (St Jude Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Canada (SickKids Children’s Hospital) The Netherlands (Princess Maxima Centre), Scotland (Glasgow University) and England (UCL, GOSH, ICR, Imperial College,  Cambridge University and AstraZeneca).  We were especially pleased to welcome members of the International Children’s Brain Tumour Board Dr Michael Taylor and Professor Paul Workman as keynote speakers.
In total 55 early career research scientists attended from across the U.K., Germany, France and Canada. This was a fantastic event and enabled networking and team work between the next generation of scientists in the paediatric brain tumour research field. We are very grateful to our sponsors CRUK who fully funded the event.

Dr Peter Dirks

Professor Paul Workman, Centre Co-Director and Keynote speaker at the Summer School

Networking event at Selwyn College

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