Speakers and Faculty

Speakers and faculty taking part in the 2018 programme.

Aysel Ahadova

EACR Sponsored Speaker

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Applied Tumor Biology, University Hospital Heidelberg. Her research mainly focuses on microsatellite instability and its consequences for tumor development and progression, including colorectal carcinogenesis in Lynch syndrome.
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Francesc Balaguer
Francesc Balaguer

Francesc Balaguer, MD PhD, is the Head of the Gastroenterology Department at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. He received his medical degree in Medicine in Barcelona in 2000 and got his PhD which focused on MUTYH-associated polyposis and Lynch syndrome in 2008.
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Lucio Bertario
Lucio Bertario

Lucio Bertario MD is Scientific Consultant at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, and has had a long career in clinical and scientific oncological research. Recently he was chair of a regional program for colorectal cancer universal screening to diagnose Lynch syndrome patients.
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Sanne ten Broeke
Sanne ten Broeke

Sanne ten Broeke started her training as clinical geneticist at Leiden University Medical Center in 2017 and has recently transferred to University Medical Center Groningen. Her research focusses on both epidemiological and molecular aspects of this subset of Lynch patients.
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John Burn
John Burn

Professor Sir John Burn has been Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University since 1991 and a consultant specialist since 1984. He is Executive Chairman of the international organisation, the Human Variome Project, which seeks to share knowledge of genetic variation for clinical benefit.
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Gabriel Capellá
Gabriel Capellá

Gabriel Capellá is Director of the Hereditary Cancer Program at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Vice-Director for Research and Innovation at the Catalan Government’s Department of Health, and Director of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute. His main interest is the genetic basis of gastrointestinal cancer.
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Evelien Dekker
Evelien Dekker

Professor Dr Evelien Dekker is a qualified gastroenterologist working at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) at the University of Amsterdam. She currently is medical director of an expert colonoscopy centre at the AMC and is actively involved in the national screening program for colorectal cancer.
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Elke Holinski-Feder
Elke Holinski Feder

Elke Holinski-Feder is Professor of Medicine at the University of Munich and co-founder of the MGZ – Medical Genetics Center. Since 2017 she has been national coordinator in Germany for the European Reference Network (ERN) for all patients with one of the rare genetic tumour risk syndromes (genturis).
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Matthias Kloor

Matthias Kloor PD Dr. med. is a physician scientist who has been working in the field of molecular pathology, tumor immunology, and pathogenesis of hereditary cancer for more than a decade. His main research interests are molecular models of tumor formation and their transfer into the clinical application.
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Finlay Macrae
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Prof Finlay Macrae is Principal Fellow at the Dept of Medicine at the University of Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital, Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics at Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Sessional Principal Specialist Gastroenterologist at the Dept of Gastroenterologyat Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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Monika Morak
Monika Morak

Monika Morak is a biologist and works as a scientist in a molecular genetics research group at the University of Munich and the MGZ (Center of Medical Genetics), investigating genes of patients with familial gastrointestinal tumours, with a special focus on Lynch syndrome.
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Dion Morton

Dion Morton is Barling Professor of Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Surgery at the University of Birmingham. He was given an honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospital Birmingham in 1996, and was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2006.
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Gabriela Möslein
Gabriela Moslein

Gabriela Möslein is Professor of Surgery and Department Head of the Center for Hereditary Tumours at the University Hospital “HELIOS Klinikum Wuppertal” of the University of Witten-Herdecke. She is one of the founders of EHTG and a long-standing committee member of InSiGHT.
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Phil Quirke
Phil Quirke

Prof Phil Quirke BM, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci, FRCSEd (ad hominem) is the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centenary Professor of Pathology in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. He has a major research interest in bowel cancer, molecular and digital pathology and postgraduate education.
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Luigi Ricciardiello
Luigi Ricciardiello

Luigi Ricciardiello is Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Bologna, Italy. From 1997 to 2000 he joined the group of Prof. C. Richard Boland at the UC San Diego to perform research on colorectal cancer. He has completed training in Gastroenterology in Italy and Internal Medicine in USA.
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Toni Seppälä
Toni Seppala

GI surgery specialist working at Helsinki University Hospital Abdominal Center. Publications on Lynch syndrome and sporadic colorectal cancer. Interests include immunological and molecular genetic features and pathogenesis of cancer relating to clinical aspects of risk, management and prevention.
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Mev Dominguez Valentin
Mev Dominguez Valentin

Dr Mev Dominguez Valentin has a BSc from San Marcos University in Lima (Peru), a MSc in Sciences from Sao Paulo University (Brazil) and a PhD in Oncology from AC Camargo Hospital (Brazil). She started her first postdoc at the Molecular Laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand (France).
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Aung Ko Win
Aung Ko Win

Aung Ko Win, MBBS, MPH, PhD, is a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Australia. His research focuses on colorectal cancer, and his main interests include Lynch syndrome, other hereditary colorectal cancer and polyposis syndromes.
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Hongwei Yao

Hongwei Yao is Professor and Consultant at the Department of General Surgery in Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University and National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases (NCRC-DD). He specialises in gastrointestinal, laparoscopic colorectal and transanal endoscopic surgeries.
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