Guest speaker Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno from Queen Mary University of London.

Victoria will be presenting Hitting melanoma where it hurts most: its cytoskeleton.

Victoria Sanz-MorenoVictoria Sanz-Moreno’s Bio: Vicky Sanz-Moreno received her first degree in chemistry and later a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Oviedo in Spain, followed by a PhD in chemical sciences in the laboratory of Professor Piero Crespo at the University of Cantabria. After a short postdoc funded by a Lady Tata Memorial Trust Fellowship, she moved to the Institute of Cancer Research in London as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow and later as a CRUK Fellow to work with Professor Chris Marshall. In 2008, she received the Applied Biosystems and EACR 40th Anniversary Research Award for her work on Rho GTPases in cancer.

In 2011, Vicky started her independent research group and received a CRUK Career Development Fellowship at King's College London in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics to study Transcriptional Programs in Melanoma metastasis.  In 2017, she received a CRUK Senior Fellowship to study the role of Rho-kinase in melanoma progression, dissemination and therapy response. The same year she was featured by Journal of Cell Science as Cell Scientist to Watch (doi: 10.1242/jcs.202820). In 2018, Vicky joined Barts Cancer Institute (BCI-Queen Mary University of London) as Professor of Cancer Cell Biology.


Via Zoom: