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Sep 26, 2022
From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location QCCanada
IRCM Conference

Eleonora Leucci, PhD

Eleonora Leucci, PhD

LncRNA: signal from noise

Eleonora Leucci, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncology
KU Leuven
Laboratory for RNA Cancer Biology
Leuven, Belgium

This conference is organized by Martin Sauvageau. It is part of the 2022-2023 IRCM conference calendar.

In person: 
IRCM Auditorium
110, avenue des Pins O, H2W 1R7 Montreal
Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times

Zoom Link :
ID : 952 6976 2104
Code : 476372

IRCM conferences are set to occur under a hybrid format. However, please note that last-minute changes to online-only lectures may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. We invite you to visit this webpage again a few days before attending.

About this conference: 
Given the intrinsic stochasticity of biochemical reactions, the mechanisms leading to conservation of biological functions from noise are obscure and under debate. Pervasive transcription of non-conserved genomic regions generates lowly expressed cancer-specific long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) capable of modulating the activity of multiple abundant proteins and leading to cancer phenotypes. Using examples from our recent unpublished work, I will discuss how the aberrant expression of these seemingly dispensable molecules can be used by cancer cells to subvert cellular physiology and evade immune responses.

About Eleonora Leucci :
Dr. Eleonora Leucci is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at KU Leuven, in Belgium, where she is Head of the TRACE PDX (patient-derived tumor xenograft) platform. Her work on long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in the context of cancer has been published in some of the most prestigious journals, such as Nature, Cancer Cell, Blood, etc.

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