Séminaire IJM – Susana Godinho – 24/01/2023

Séminaire IJM – Susana Godinho – 24/01/2023

Invitée par Paul Conduit, Susana Godinho (Barts Cancer Institute, London, UK) donnera un séminaire sur le thème :

Microtubules as mediators of stress responses and repair


Cancer cells often contain extra centrosomes. The centrosome is the main microtubule-organizing centre in animal cells, an essential component of the cytoskeleton. In normal cells, centrosome number is tightly regulated, however, cancer cells tend to have too many centrosomes, a characteristic associated with tumour aggressiveness. Yet little is known about the role of centrosome amplification in tumour progression.

We currently focus on breast and pancreatic cancers to investigate how centrosome amplification impacts tumorigenesis in a variety of model systems, including 2-D and 3-D cell culture, and mouse models. We also collaborate with clinical scientists to use primary human tissue samples from patients in order to validate our findings.