Anna Bidder Evening: Dr Alice Denton 'The Joy of FAP: Understanding the roles of stromal cells in regulating tissue function'
Wednesday 30 January 2013 from 7:15 pm onwards
A talk with Dr Alice Denton, Greenwood-Bidder Research Fellow, Department of Medicine and CRUK Cambridge Research Institute.
Stromal cells are connective tissue cells that underpin the structure and function of our organs. The Fearon lab is interested in understanding the biology of a particular type of stromal cell, marked by the expression of the protein Fibroblast activation protein‐alpha (FAP).
Previously the Fearon lab has demonstrated an important role for FAP+ stromal cells in cancer, where they suppress the immune response trying to kill and clear the cancer. Alice will present her research understanding the role of FAP+ stromal cells in the lymph node, in particular how these stromal cells help regulate the development of immune responses to infection.
Supper is available in the dining hall beforehand from 6:30 pm. Dessert Wine and Coffee will be served in the Reception Rooms before the talk at 7:15 pm. If you wish to attend, in order to ensure sufficient catering requirements, please send your replies by email to Jilly Hurley, email@example.com, by noon on Friday 25 January 2013.