Monday, 12 March 2018
16:30 - 17:30
University Of Bath
Modern medicine often exploits differences between diseased and ‘normal’ cells to develop new treatments. Levels of the protein AMACR are increased in prostate and other cancers, and these increased levels appear to drive aggressive behaviours by the cancer. Studies have suggested that stopping AMACR from working could be an effective way of treating these cancers. This talk will describe the general approaches to identifying and developing a new treatment and the investigation of new treatments based on blocking AMACR function, illustrating these approaches. This work has been funded by Prostate Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, The Biochemical Society, The Nuffield Foundation and others.
Dr Matthew Lloyd is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology at the University of Bath. He was awarded a BSc (hons) in Biological Chemistry from The University of Leicester and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford. After working as a research scientist in the U.S.A. and Oxford for several years, he moved to Bath in 2002. He is interested in the interface between Chemistry and Biology and the development of new treatments for several diseases, including cancer. He is also a 4th Degree Black Belt (International Instructor) in the Ch’ang-Hon style of Taekwon-Do.
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The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.
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No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
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