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11/05/2018 - 11/07/2018 | Potsdam

4th AEK Autumn School 2018 "Cancer Metabolism and Stemness"

The Autumn School is organized by the Abteilung Experimentelle Krebsforschung (AEK, experimental cancer research division) of the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society). The AEK represents the majority of experimental cancer research scientists in Germany, with currently over 920 members.

The 4th AEK Autumn School addresses again a particularly exciting and rapidly emerging field in current experimental and clinical cancer research: Cancer Metabolism and Stemness.

The altered metabolism of cancer cells has emerged in recent years as a central hallmark of cancer formation. Oncogenic mutations are thought to induce a dramatic rewiring of the cellular biosynthetic circuitry that is pivotal for the survival of cancer cells. Moreover, many of these metabolic changes are closely correlated with stem-cell like properties. By hijacking cellular stemness programs, cancer cells can acquire metastatic and chemoresistant properties. Therefore, cancer metabolism and stemness are not only important areas of current basic cancer research, but have also profound translational implications for clinical oncology. Therefore, we are excited to announce the 4th AEK Autumn School in Berlin-Brandenburg, close to the historic site where Nobel laureate Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered oxidative glycolysis in cancer cells, the so-called “Warburg Effect”.

The format with nationally and internationally renowned speakers, a limited number of participants as well as the outstanding conference venue will allow in-depth and comprehensive discussions in an inspiring environment.

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Please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 and registration takes place on a first-come, first-served base.


11/05/2018 11:00 - 11/07/2018 14:00

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Hermannswerder 30
14473 Potsdam

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Scientists and scholars



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Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Renate Babnik


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