ISREC-SCC Symposium 2018 September 8-11, 2018

We invite you to attend the next ISREC-SCC Symposium 2018

September 8-11, 2018, in Lausanne, Switzerland

Following on from the ISREC Symposia in 2011 to 2016, the next ISREC Symposium, to be held in Lausanne in September 2018, will focus on broad themes ­ horizons ­ in cancer biology and therapy. This symposium is presented under the auspices of the multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center (SCC), which leverages complementary expertise from our partner institutions: the University Hospital & Medical Center (CHUV) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Ludwig Cancer Research (Ludwig), the University Hospital & Medical Center (HUG) of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB) and the ISREC Foundation. An exciting roster of basic, translational, and clinical cancer scientists will present their results and implications.



Steve Baylin

Carlos Caldas

Lew Cantley

Karen Circhowski

Lisa Coussens

Michele De Palma

Karin de Visser

Tyler Jacks



Guido Kroemer

Scott Lowe

Joan Massagué

Drew Pardoll

Jeffrey Pollard

Nicholas Restifo

Antoni Ribas

Michel Sadelain

Erik Sahai

Charles Sawyers            Jeff Settleman

Sheila A. Stewart

Charles Swanton

Susan Topalian


     Vander Heiden

Jacco von Rheenen

Laurence Zitvogel


The 2018 ISREC SCC Symposium will present an excellent opportunity to hear the latest results from and interact with exceptional cancer researchers, in the context of invited talks, short talks – selected from proffered abstracts, and posters. Topics to be covered include all of the hallmarks of cancer, with a focus on tumor immunology and mechanism guided therapies. We envision an inspirational gathering.



  1. Horizons
  2. Immunotherapy
  3. Cancer Genetics
  4. Metabolic Phenotypes
  5. Tumor Microenvironment
  6. Epigenetics
  7. Microbiome
  8. Therapeutic Strategies & Drug Design
  9. Metastasis and Cancer Stem Cells


As a local participant, you may register for only 250 CHF (early) or 350 CHF (late).


The Organizing Committee

Douglas Hanahan, Johanna Joyce, Ping-Chih Ho, Elisa Oricchio, Michele De Palma, George Coukos, Gian-Paolo Dotto, Joerg Huelsken


Sept 2-4, 2010, EPFL SV- Life Science Symposium

Engineering Life

The School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) is organizing each year a major international symposium on its campus in Lausanne, Switzerland: the EPFL Life Science Symposium (see LSS2007, LSS2008 or LSS2009 for previous events).

This year’s edition, the LSS2010, is placed under the responsibility of the Institute of Bioengineering (IBI). It will take place Sept. 2nd-4th, 2010 and will be dedicated to Bioengineering, under the motto “Engineering Life”.

This three-day event is structured around five core themes that will each feature several high profile speakers:

* Biomolecular Structure and Systems
* Single Cell Systems
* Multicellular Systems
* Tissue and Physiological Systems
* Therapeutics and Diagnostics

confirmed speakers

Vadim Backman Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
Patrick S. Daugherty University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (USA)
Karl Deisseroth Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Cees Dekker Delft University of Technology (NL)
Bart Deplancke EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
Dennis E. Discher University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Johan Elf Uppsala University (SE)
Warren M. Grill Duke University, Durham, NC (USA)
Farshid Guilak Duke University, Durham, NC (USA)
Darrell J. Irvine MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Douglas A. Lauffenburger MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Michael Liebling University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (USA)
Matthias Lutolf EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
Malcolm A. MacIver Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
Stephen L. Mayo Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
Andrew D. McCulloch University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)
Celeste M. Nelson Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (USA)
Frank Ohl Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg (D)
Andreas Plückthun University of Zurich (CH)
Robert Riener ETH Zurich and University of Zurich (CH)
Andrew B. Schwartz University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
Ehud Shapiro Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
Stanislav Y. Shvartsman Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (USA)
Francesco Stellacci EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
Melody A. Swartz EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
Christopher A. Voigt University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Jennifer L. West Rice University, Houston, TX (USA)
K. Dane Wittrup MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA)
(alphabetic list, as of July 2, 2010)

course on recombinant protein production

The Protein Expression Core Facility of the Life Sciences Faculty of the EPFL will offer a short lecture course in the basics of recombinant protein production on February 19, 2010 from 9h00 to 12h00 in room CH B3.31 of the chemistry building.

The course will focus on protein production in mammalian cells with less emphasis on E. coli as a production host.

Topics include:

Suspension cultivation of mammalian cells

Transient protein expression in mammalian cells

Generation of recombinant cell lines

Design of expression vectors for mammalian hosts

E. coli as an expression host

Anyone from the Center for Integrative Genomics is welcome to attend. There is no cost for the course.

Please notify David Hacker, the manager, by email before February 17 of your intention to attend the course.