Killing cells – a life-long quest

Speaker: 
Dr Louise Lutze-Mann
Affiliation: 
School of BABS
Date: 
4 September 2015 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Rountree Room 356, Level 3, Biological Sciences Building D26
Abstract: 

Identifying mechanisms to selectively induce cell death in tumour cells has been the Holy Grail of cancer researchers for decades. Targets have included DNA (inhibition of replication and transcription), cytoskeletal stability and movement, nutrient supply and uptake and various metabolic activities. Our recent work has focused on the potential of drug-induced disruption of lipid homeostasis as a novel mechanism to kill cancer cells with few side-effects.