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YSF Keynote Speakers


Four keynote lectures will be delivered during the 16th Young Scientists' Forum by distinguished scientists:

Prof. Dr Naama Barkai from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, who received the FEBSEMBO Women in Science Award in 2008 for her outstanding contributions to the field of systems biology and the mathematical modelling of biological systems, is investigating the design principles of biological circuits to quantify biological variability and to elucidate its relationship with biological circuits.

YSF talk title: 'Expression homeostasis during DNA replication'


Prof. Dr Martin Bergö
 from the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, who is best known for his sensational work on the effects of antioxidants on cancer progression, is researching the physiological and pathological relevance of the post-translational modifications of CAAX proteins including KRAS and prelamin A.

YSF talk title:  'Defining the role of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in tumor initiation and progression'


Assoc. Prof. Dr Felipe Cortés Ledesma
 from the Andalusian Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Sevilla, Spain is an EMBO Young Investigator (2014) studying DNA damage signaling and repair mechanisms, and more specifically the influence of DNA-end structure on double-strand break repair.

YSF talk title:  'DNA breaks and topoisomerases: the risk of playing with knives'


Assoc. Prof. Dr Güneş Özhan
 from the İzmir International Biomedicine and Genome Institute, İzmir, Turkey, who received the L’Oréal & Unesco Turkey National Women in Science Award in 2015, is working on the regulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling and the role of this signaling pathway in regeneration of the adult central nervous system.

YSF talk title:  'Tight regulation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling at the plasma membrane'

See the YSF Programme page for schedule information.

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