Arturo Falaschi Conference on Advances in prostate and cervical cancer research – Cape Town, South Africa

The latest edition of the ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Conference series was an invaluable opportunity for major experts from around the world to meet and present new insights into the advances in prostate and cervical cancer research.

31 October – 2 November 2023, Cape Town – The latest in a series of ICGEB conferences dedicated to the memory of Prof. Arturo Falaschi, entitled “Advances in prostate and cervical cancer research” brought togetherseveral internationally renowned speakers and clinicians from 7 nations, who addressed topics including prevalence and incidence, treatment, awareness, vaccines, epidemiology, functional genomics and new approaches and research.

Scientific organisers, ICGEB Director-General Dr Lawrence BanksTumour Virology and Dr Luiz ZerbiniCancer Genomics structured the Conference to place focus on the several key technologies which have emerged in biomedical research, whose analyses are now critical for performing effective research aimed at developing a better understanding of disease pathology, as well as for designing new approaches for clinical treatment.

The 3-day conference, attended by 65 participants from 16 different countries, focused on the basic and molecular aspects of prostate and cervical cancer diseases. There was an overview of the current scenario of these diseases, how their research fields are progressing, how to obtain valuable information from them, and how to teach this information to others. With a line-up of outstanding speakers and leading experts, the 3-day conference provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet with exceptional investigators from all over the world, creating an unparalleled opportunity for networking and collaboration.

Special thanks to our sponsors: inqaba biotec, Bio-Smart Scientific, The FEBS Journal, The Scientific Group and The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research.

This Conference was part of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development: in partnership with UNESCO.