Institute Seminar Wednesday 14th of December
Tor Erik Rusten – Group Leader at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The next Institute Seminar will take place Wednesday 14th of December at 12:00 in the auditorium in the Research Building, Montebello.
Speaker is Tor Erik Rusten, newly appointed group Leader at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology.
Title of his talk: “Flying in the Face of Cancer”
Our group of Tumor-Host biology works on uncovering basic cell biological mechanisms of carcinogenesis at the cell, organ and organism level. For this work, we employ a mix of in vivo tumor growth models in the animal model system, Drosophila melanogaster, as well as human organoid cell culture. I will outline our research strategy and present two recent findings from our lab. The first study concerns a role of autophagy in the tumor microenvironment to support tumor growth. The second study concerns new insights into regulation of the Peutz-Jegher tumor suppressive kinase, Lkb1.