Dr Victoria James, Assistant Professor in Cancer Biology & Gene Expression, University of Nottingham

12:45pm - 1:45pm / Friday 25th May 2018 / Venue: Rooms G12-G15, Ground floor, William Henry Duncan Apex Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
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  • Suitable for: The talk would appeal to any academics, postdocs and postgrads with an interest in cell to cell communication, cell biology, small RNAs, or cancer.
  • Admission: Free to staff and students. No need to register.
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‘Extracellular vesicle communication: The contribution of RNAs.’
The role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as vehicles for cell-to-cell communication between a tumour and its environment is a relatively new concept. However, the hypothesis that EVs may play a critical role in co-opting tissues by tumours to generate a metastatic niche is generating significant interest. Using prostate cancer as a model, we demonstrated the potential role of EVs as a mechanism of mediating prostate cancer to bone metastasis, and specifically the contribution of the EV-RNA cargo as a means of communication between prostate cancer cells and cells of the bone stroma

Victoria obtained a PhD in genetics from the University of Leicester in 2007. Following her PhD studies, she pursued postdoctoral training in the fields of molecular and cell biology. Victoria was awarded the prestigious JG Graves Research Fellowship in 2012, which she held at the University of Sheffield Cancer Research Centre until joining the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in 2014. Victoria now splits her time between research and teaching and is an active member of the University of Nottingham's Cancer Research Priority Area.
Host: Mandy Peffers All welcome. No need to register. All IACD students are expected to attend.
Contact: leifh@liverpool.ac.uk and Louise.Simpson@liverpool.ac.uk
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