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Mammary Gland Biology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Building Your Route Between Mammary Gland Development and Cancer


May 28-29, 2016


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Kara Britt & Bruno Mafra Simoes

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Mammary Gland Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to cover many aspects of mammary gland development and disease, bringing together cutting edge young investigators in these areas. The goal of the meeting will be to stimulate discussion that connects a fundamental understanding of mammary gland development with the alterations that occur during tumorigenesis.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Mammary Gland Biology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmMammary Gland Development
Discussion Leader: Veronica Rodilla (Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Spain)
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmAnna Lilja (Institut Curie, France)
"Lineage Tracing in the Developing Mouse Mammary Gland Reveals that Notch1 Is Essential for Cell Fate Commitment"
3:30 pm - 3:35 pmDiscussion
3:35 pm - 3:50 pmZuzana Koledova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
"Deciphering the Roles of Fibroblasts During Mammary Gland Development"
3:50 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmBreast Cancer Risk, Initiation and Progression
Discussion Leader: Susan Farabaugh (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmKevin Johnson (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA)
"Breast Cancer Risk Factors Are Associated with DNA Methylation in Non-Diseased Breast Tissue Independent of Cell-Type"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmAlyssa Johnston (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
"Neuroleptics and Breast Cancer Risk"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmNathan Godde (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia)
"Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace: The Genetic Program for Cellular Asymmetry Directs Cell Fate, Tissue Architecture and Cancer Progression in the Mammary Gland"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmSjors Kas (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands)
"In Vivo Insertional Mutagenesis to Discover Novel Tumor Promoting Genes of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMetastasis and Therapy Resistance
Discussion Leader: Dan Georgess (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amRebecca Vartuli (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA)
"Deciphering the Roles of Eya3 in the Breast Cancer Immune Response"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amJessica Christenson (University of Colorado, USA)
"MMTV-PyMT and Derived Met-1 Mouse Mammary Tumor Cells as Models for Studying the Role of the Androgen Receptor in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Progression"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAida Sarmiento-Castro (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
"Investigation of Cancer Stem-Like Cell Diversity in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSpencer Watson (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)
"Phenotypic Subtypes of HER2+ Breast Cancer Rescued from Lapatinib by Discrete Microenvironment Factors"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Publishing in Top Tier Journals
Discussion Leaders: Kara Britt (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia) and Bruno Mafra Simoes (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Best Tips for Publishing in Top Tier Journals"
  • Christopher Ormandy (Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia)
  • Christine Watson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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