20 September, 2018, 7:30 pm
‘The Under-Appreciated Burden of Viruses in Cancer’
Professor Adrian Whitehouse, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
University House, University of Leeds
Viral infection is a major cause of cancer and approximately 10-15% of human cancers worldwide are associated with viruses, resulting in about 2 million new cases every year in the world. To help tackle this important problem Professor Adrian Whitehouse and his team at the University of Leeds aim to understand how viruses cause cancer at the molecular level and, by focussing on two of the most recently discovered human tumour viruses, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and Merkel cell polyomavirus they hope to develop novel antiviral strategies to prevent infection and tumourigenesis. For more information about their work, please click here.