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Join us at the Brat Cave for an inebriating pint and two sobering (but also hopeful) talks on the latest science in melanoma and leukemia. Try your hand at trivia for a chance to win Pint swag. If you're hungry, Brat Haus has the best brat in Bris. Come along, drink up, think up!
Making melanoma and the Bob Marley phenomena
Dr Ken Dutton-Regester (NHMRC Early Career Fellow, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)
My research into melanoma genetics can be summarized in four words: find mutations, improve treatment. This talk will focus on how genetics can reveal the causes of cancer and be used to treat patients more effectively.
Blood stem cells in health and disease
New blood cells are continually produced throughout our entire lives. This endless supply is only possible because of the special properties of blood stem cells. Sometimes these properties are corrupted and give rise to leukaemia.