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Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Starts: 29 May 2013

Professor Valerie Speirs, Leeds University

Professor Valerie Speirs

Section of Pathology, Leeds University

Application of 3D models in breast cancer research: investigating the role of the stroma

Valerie Speirs obtained a BSc in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen followed by her PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Glasgow. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2007. Her scientific career has included spells at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and the universities of Liverpool and Hull. She is currently Professor of Experimental Pathology & Oncology within the Leeds Institute of Cancer Studies & Pathology at the University of Leeds where her research portfolio focuses on oestrogen receptor biology, endocrine resistant breast cancer, male breast cancer and developing improved in vitro models of breast cancer to explore the role of the stroma. She also plays an active role in the Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank and was inaugural chair of the operations group.

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Redwood 2.60c (NLT)

2pm. Refreshments from 1:50pm



Dr Julia M.W. Gee

Position:Breast Cancer Campaign Senior Research Fellow
An image of Dr Julia Gee from the Welsh School of Pharmacy
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75226


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