International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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New treatments for cancer; hope or hoax?

Activity by Samantha Booth   |   added on May 27, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Kent Local Section of the RSC

A free schools symposium where students can listen and network with PhD students and professionals in the research field. This will be of particular interest to students who are thinking of pursuing chemistry or medicine as a career.

Calling all science educators……

The Royal Society of Chemistry Kent Local Section presents a free schools symposium

‘New treatments for Cancer; hope or hoax?’

The Ward Room, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent,         ME4 4TB

Friday 24th June 2011, 10.00am – 3.00pm

If you have students who are interested in a career in medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, or biology this event has been designed to highlight current innovative cancer research in layman’s terms, and to emphasize various career paths which students may not have considered. The day will consist of presentations from experts and current research students and after each talk there will be time to ask questions. During lunch there will be opportunities for networking and discussions with fellow students and staff. Tea and coffee will be provided but it is advisable to bring a packed lunch, though if you would prefer to purchase food there are also two canteens on site. The venue is easily accessible and there is plenty of free parking. This event is open to all who are interested, A-Level students in particular.

Welcome, Refreshments and Introductions                                                       10.00 – 10.30


Dr Lauren Pecorino: Cancer: A disease of our time                                            10.30 – 11.15


Anna Giordano: Nanomedicine for cancer therapy                                             11.15 – 11.30


Sam Godfrey: Developing a targeted radiotherapy for cancer                                11.30 - 11.45


Gothami Fonseka: The organisation of the genome in sperm heads of men undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma                                               11.45 - 12.00


Break                                                                                                            12.00 – 12.15


Dr Mary Buchanan:

Kent Cancer Trust - An innovative charity with innovative plans                            12.15 - 12.30


Keith Jones: Institute of Cancer Research                                                         12.30 – 13.15


Lunch                                                                                                            13.15 – 13.45


Dr John Spencer: HDAC Inhibitor Design and Synthesis                                     13.45 – 14.30


End                                                                                                              14.30 – 15.00 


There is NO CHARGE for this event but registration is required to ensure an adequate provision of refreshments. Please email your details (name, address, email, and numbers attending) to

Topic: networking, celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars Audience: students, general public, educators, research scientists, women chemists, secondary school students
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