Cancer expert to discuss treatment revolutions at public lecture

Posted by ap507 at Nov 05, 2014 11:10 AM |
Professor Richard Bayliss to deliver Frank May Prize Lecture at University of Leicester on Monday 10 November

Pioneering research into how best to fight different forms of cancer will be discussed at this year’s free public Frank May Prize Lecture 2014 on Monday 10 November between 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Henry Wellcome Building on campus.

During the event Professor Richard Bayliss (pictured) from the Department of Biochemistry will give a lecture titled ‘Molecular medicine: from genes to structures to drugs’, where he will discuss how diseases such as cancer are caused and how modern drugs are capable of combatting them.

The lecture will include examples of the team’s work in areas such as the structures of cancer proteins, rational design of cancer drugs, molecular determinants of drug sensitivity and prediction of patient response.

The Frank May Prize was endowed by Dr Frank May MBE. The prize is based on evidence of research excellence during the previous two years and evidence of outstanding promise for the future. It is awarded in competition in the University of Leicester College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. To encourage and reward medical research Dr May has also established a biennial lecture given by a national or international speaker to an invited audience.

The event takes place between 5:30 – 6:30pm on Monday 10 November in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre at the Henry Wellcome Building, Lancaster Road, University of Leicester, which will be followed by a drinks reception in the same building.

To attend please register your interest by contacting Danielle Benyon-Payne on