CB 399: Cancer Metabolism Fall 2012

Intellectual Unit:

Cancer Metabolism
Nanocourse Director: Brendan Manning, Marcia Haigis, Alec Kimmelman, and Matthew Vander Heiden
Curriculum Fellow: Narveen Jandu, PhD (narveen_jandu@hms.harvard.edu)

 

Course Description: Cancer Metabolism is a rapidly moving and exciting area of Cancer Biology Research. Cancer Metabolism explores the metabolic reprogramming of cells as they undergo the transformation from normal to cancer cells. This course will address the basic concepts and themes surrounding Cancer Metabolism research. The lectures and discussion will emphasize the unique metabolic demands of growing tumors, the strategies that tumor cells use to meet these demands, the influence of oncogenes and tumor suppressors on cell metabolism, and therapeutic opportunities arising from the profound metabolic differences between tumor cells and the tissues in which they arise.

 

Schedule:

First Session: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1-4 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Room 250
 
Second Session: Friday, November 9, 2012 1-4 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Room 447

 

Assignment:
For all registered students taking this course for credit, please prepare 3 in-depth and detailed questions about one or more of the topics discussed in the lectures on Day 1.  These questions can be based on what you heard, should be thoughtful and aimed at stimulating an insightful discussion.  You may choose to prepare very direct questions, open-ended questions or questions around unresolved issues within the field and literature.  You should aim to address key issues and challenges in the field of Cancer Metabolism.  You may also choose to prepare an experimental design on how you might approach answering a current research question in the field.  On Day 2 of this nanocourse, you will have the opportunity to discuss your questions with the lecturers and your peers.  Please come prepared.  This assignment must be submitted on Friday, Nov 9th, 2012 in order to receive full credit.  

 

 

DROP DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.