Join us for this interdisciplinary seminar series highlighting cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer from our research partner institutes: UQ Diamantina, QUT and the Mater. Focussing primarily on communicating the findings of early-to-mid career researchers, new faculty members along with notable guest speakers, this seminar series serves as an important tool to promote discussion and collaboration. 

Details about the next Cancer Seminar are below.

Date: Thursday 9 November 2023 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Join: Via Zoom

Speaker: Prof Lukas Kenner (Department of Experimental Pathology & Laboratory Animal Pathology (Head) Medical University of Vienna, Austria) Topic: Unveiling the Dichotomous Role of STAT3 Signaling in Prostate Cancer Progression and Therapeutic Potential Bio: Prof Lukas Kenner is a pathologist and cancer researcher whose research interests center on the molecular mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. His lab investigates the role of AP-1 and JAK-STAT signaling in cancer development and has developed several gene-targeted mouse models to study new diagnostic approaches and therapies for anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and prostate cancer.

In addition to his work on cancer biology, Kenner has also studied the effects of microplastics on colon cancer formation. His research has highlighted the potential adverse health effects of microplastics and has contributed to our understanding of the complex interplay between environmental factors and cancer development. Overall, Kenner’s research aims to translate basic science discoveries into clinical applications for cancer patients, with a focus on developing new strategies for cancer prevention and treatment. His work has led to the development of new mouse models for studying cancer, as well as new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for ALCL and prostate cancer. Additionally, his research on microplastics has contributed to our understanding of the potential health risks associated with environmental factors.

Key Researchers
  • Dr Jatin Patel
  • Dr Jenni Gunter
  • Dr Mark Adams
  • Dr Yaowu He
Key Aims
  • Promote researchers
  • Encourage discussion 
  • Enable collaboration
  • Share techniques