Dr Wallace's presentation will assist our understanding of the hypothesis that Beta HPV infections augment the mutagenic potential of UV damage and as a result increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers. Prof McMillan will discuss his team's progress with regard to the effectiveness of CRISPR/Cas gene editing technology for cancer treatment in preclinical models and proposed clinical trials.
The topic of this year's Lecture is: From law and order to harm reduction: What should police do?
The presentation by Dr Begoña Heras describes how autotransporter (AT) proteins enable bacteria to aggregate with other bacteria and adhere to human cells. She will discuss how knowledge from her current research is developing methods to disrupt this AT function. Dr Timothy Wells will discuss his research investigating the mechanisms and treatment of inhibitory antibody that exacerbates P. aeruginosa lung infections.