Call from the Organizer

Urška Tajnšek
Chair of Organizing Committee of ISS-2013- PART A
Young Researcher, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia

The International Summer School in Piran is organised as a PhD level course for postgraduate students of biomedicine, biosciences or other related fields and their professionals interested in the topic. The focus of the 6th School-PART A I is cancer research and treatment with an emphasis on current advances of the experimental ad clinical approaches. The focus of  interest will be the origin of cancer – the cancer stem cells as a potential target of advanced therapies, in particular (stem) cell therapy. The methodology of experimental research and translation from animal research to clinical practice will be presented.

Course programme comprises:

  • Lectures presented by an international panel of highly recognised invited lecturers
  • Laboratory hands on and demonstrations of the methods and assays used n experiiemntal cancer reserach
  • Discussions and informal seminars by all particiants,
  • Poster session and one-on-one tutorials at all times during the meeting.

The course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researches and professionals, who are seeking training in the state-of-the-art research strategies and methods needed to pursue studies in basic research and clinical application and practice.

Lecturers of the School are highly recognised scientists and prominent experts from the academia as well as from clinics and industry. The participants will receive a diverse and interdisciplinary overview of the problems and solutions of modern diagnostic and treatment modalities in various types of cancer. Lecturers will present principles of techniques used in basic stem cell research with experimental guidelines for their application in animal experiments. Finally, modern approaches in clinical practice via case studies and epidemiological studies will be presented. In addition to the lectures, laboratory demonstrations or simulations, when the former is not feasible, will complement the talks.

At the beginning of the School, the students will be grouped  in smaller study group to perform practical tests and thus facilitate discussions and knowledge exchnage. The group work will be oriented into problems solving approach, guided by one of the lecturers. Participants are also encouraged to present the topic of their own research or occupation at seminars at poster sessions and during the afternoon activities. Evenings will be organised as get together with the lecturers and professors in a relaxed atmosphere.

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