Nobel Prize 2008 Meeting

Viruses and cancer

Date Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 13:00 - 17:00
Location Lundbeck Auditorium, Biocenter, Ole Maaløes vej 5, Copenhagen N, Denmark
Organizers Tuula Kallunki, Danish Cancer Society and Steen Gammeltoft, Glostrup Hospital.


Session 1: Human papilloma viruses in cervical cancer
13.00-13.10 Tuula Kallunki, Danish Cancer Society: Introduction.
13.10-14.00 Nobel lecture: Harald zur Hausen, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany: Discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer
14.00-14.30 Susanne Kruger-Kjær, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark: HPV vaccination in Denmark - clinical aspects
14.30-15.00 Coffee
Session 2: From mechanism of viral oncogenesis to therapeutical approaches  
15.00-15.30 Akseli Hemminki, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland: Oncolytic viruses and cancer stem cells - using viruses to combat cancer
15.30-16.00 Maria Masucci, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden: Mechanisms of EBV-induced oncogenesis and its therapeutical potentials
16.00-16.30 Päivi Ojala, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland: Kaposi sarcoma virus induced cancer cell death and survival
16.30-17.00 Christoph Borner, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Freiburg, Germany: Apoptosis induced by Semliki Forest virus is RNA replication dependent and mediated via Bak

Everybody is welcome. Admission is free. Registration is kindly encouraged.