Tracing the mutational processes and cellular context shaping cancer evolution
We are happy to announce the first speaker for BioSoc, Dr Maria Secrier.
The event will take place Friday, November 26th 4.30-6.00pm. It will be on campus, G01 Lankester Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building. We ask you to please adhere to the COVID rules in place on campus.
Maria Secrier trained in Bioinformatics at Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany), graduating in 2009 and subsequently embarking on a PhD in Computational Biology with Reinhard Schneider and Wolfgang Huber at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (Germany). After the completion of her PhD in 2013, she worked with Simon Tavaré and Rebecca Fitzgerald on the genomics of oesophageal cancer as a postdoc at the CRUK Cambridge Institute and Bye-Fellow at the University of Cambridge. She also acquired experience in immuno-oncology and new target discovery as a Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca, before joining University College London as a lecturer in 2017. At the UCL Genetics Institute, Maria leads an interdisciplinary research group on Computational Cancer Biology, which focuses on understanding contextual cancer evolution by developing AI and data integration methods for complex multi-omics and imaging datasets. A primary interest in the group is how cellular dormancy shapes tumour progression and response to treatment.