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JCCC Special Seminar featuring Dr. Michael Speicher

Epigenetic traces in blood for tumor subtype prediction and detection of early-stage cancer

  • Date: June 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Geffen Hall, Room 113
    Los Angeles, California 90024

Presented by
Michael Speicher, M.D.
Professor and Chairman Institute of Human Genetics Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular BioMedicine, Medical University of Graz

Dr. Michael Speicher's research focus is on constitutional and acquired chromosomal and genomic alterations and their impact on disease susceptibility. His team develops sophisticated technologies for the high-resolution analysis of the genome and the transcriptome of single or a few cells, enabling to study genomic instability occurring in both malignant diseases and aging and their consequences with unprecedented resolution. They employ genome-wide scans and sophisticated technologies for single cell/small cell number analyses. Together with functional studies these genome-wide analyses will clarify the impact of genetic changes on metabolic processes during aging and in pre-cancerous lesions.

Light lunch served

Sponsored by the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Epigenomics, RNA and Gene Regulation Program

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