INSTRUCTORS:







Dr. CHRISTOS EVANGELOU





Course Co-director





PhD in Cancer Biology, Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Areas of expertise include cancer immunology, melanoma research, cancer immunotherapy, and mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. During my PhD research, I studied the role of chronic inflammation and the cytokine IFN-gamma in adaptation and immunotherapy resistance in melanoma. By integrating high-throughput transcriptomic analyses and employing various cancer cell lines and animal models, I have developed methods to predict response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients. 







Dr. VERONICA HUGHES





Course Co-director





Veronica Hughes received her PhD in medical science from the University of Florida, focusing primarily on cancer metastasis and therapeutic interventions.







Dr. JAMES MARCHANT





Course Co-director





PhD in Cardiac Physiology at the University of British Columbia. Investigating the role of the funny current in cardiac pacemaking and thermal tolerance in zebrafish using CRISPR genome editing technology.









Dr. MATTHIAS SCHRÖDER 





Course Co-director





PhD in Immunology at the Division of Immunopharmacology of the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. Involved in basic and applied research for immunological interventions to treat cancer for 13 years. Currently involved in the development of fusion proteins to activate receptors of the TNF-superfamily (CD40, CD27 etc.) at a small German Biotech company as Head of Assay Development.







Dr. AMRITA SARKAR





Senior Writer/Editor





PhD in Chemistry with postdoctoral experience at The University of Manchester, UK. Author of 14 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals.







Dr.  JUSTINE BRAGUY*





Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator

PhD in Biotechnology and Plant Science with BSc in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and a Master’s in Biotechnology specialized in Synthetic Biology.
*Currently finalising her PhD





 INSTRUCTORS:







Dr. MATTHIAS SCHRÖDER





Course Co-director





PhD in Immunology at the Division of Immunopharmacology of the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. Involved in basic and applied research for immunological interventions to treat cancer for 13 years. Currently involved in the development of fusion proteins to activate receptors of the TNF-superfamily (CD40, CD27 etc.) at a small German Biotech company as Head of Assay Development.







Dr. CHRISTOS EVANGELOU





Course Co-director





PhD in Cancer Biology, Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Areas of expertise include cancer immunology, melanoma research, cancer immunotherapy, and mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. During my PhD research, I studied the role of chronic inflammation and the cytokine IFN-gamma in adaptation and immunotherapy resistance in melanoma. By integrating high-throughput transcriptomic analyses and employing various cancer cell lines and animal models, I have developed methods to predict response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients. 







Dr. VERONICA HUGHES





Course Co-director





Veronica Hughes received her PhD in medical science from the University of Florida, focusing primarily on cancer metastasis and therapeutic interventions.









Dr. AMRITA SARKAR





Senior Writer/Editor





PhD in Chemistry with postdoctoral experience at The University of Manchester, UK. Author of 14 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals.







Dr. JUSTINE BRAGUY*





Medical & Scientific Illustrator/Animator





PhD in Biotechnology and Plant Science with BSc in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and a Master’s in Biotechnology specialized in Synthetic Biology.
*Currently finalising her PhD