TRON Seminar in Translational Oncology: Prof. Yardena Samuels

December 12, 2013

5PM in Mainz, Germany

Lecture Hall, Building 505H, at University Medical Center Mainz
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

Prof. Yardena Samuels

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


“The Genetics of Melanoma: Searching for New Therapeutic Targets”

Prof. Yardena Samuel’s research interests are in Melanoma Functional Genomics.
Her group aims to discover recurrent tumor-specific mutations in melanoma using high-throughput, whole exome and whole genome sequencing approaches. Once mutations are identified, her group focuses on characterizing the biochemical, functional, and clinical aspects of the most highly mutated genes.
To facilitate this search, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, Prof. Samuel has established a bank of metastatic melanoma tumors and matched normal tissues. In addition to the potential insights into basic tumor biology, new opportunities for clinical intervention are likely to be generated through this research.

For further information about Prof. Samuel, please see:
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/Samuels/biography