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Cancer and Metabolism conference

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Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK
June 25-27, 2018


​​​​This conference will cover the basic and latest aspects of the metabolic transformation in cancer and will highlight potential therapeutic approaches to target cancer-specific metabolic pathways.

Topics covered will include  

  • ​​Introduction to metabolism and metabolic signaling in cancer
  • Advanced technologies in cancer metabolism 
  • Targeting metabolism for cancer therapy 

Confirmed speakers

  • Heather Christofk (UCLA, US)
    Metabolic transitions in cancer: lessons from viral infection
  • Aimee Edinger (UC Irvine, US)
    Nutrient scavenging and transport in cancer
  • Martin Eilers (Würzburg University, Germany)
  • Ayelet Erez  (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
    The role of amino acid metabolism in carcinogenesis
  • Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB, Belgium)
    Cancer metabolism - a driver of metastasis formation
  • Matthew Vander Heiden (MIT University, US)
    Metabolic factors affecting tumor growth
  • Oliver Maddocks (University of Glasgow, UK)
    Non-essential amino acid dependencies in cancer
  • Brendan Manning (Harvard University, US)
    The PI3K-mTOR signaling network and anabolic growth
  • Joshua Rabinowitz (Princeton University, US)
  • Tomer Shlomi (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
    Cancer cellular metabolism at a spatio-temporal resolution
  • Alexei Vazquez  (Beatson Institute, UK)
    Formate overflow is a hallmark of oxidative cancer
  • Kathryn Wellen (University of Pennsylvania, US)
    Metabolism, epigenetics and tumorigenesis 
Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB, BelgiumSarah-Maria Fendt (VIB, Belgium)Oliver Maddocks (Beatson, UK

Scientific organizers

Call for abstracts 

Short talk slots and poster presentation places are available. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.

Download abstract guidelines 


  • Talk abstracts: closed
  • Poster abstracts: closed

Poster competition

Submit and present a poster for a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher
Posters will be viewed by the judging panel during the event and prizes will be awarded at the end of the conference. 


  • 1st prize: £100 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd prize: £50 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd prize: £25 Amazon voucher 

View poster competition terms and conditions 


Registration is now closed 

Early bird before Mar 12, 2018Standard before May 1, 2018Late before June 8, 2018
Delegate £345£415£485
Student £285£355£425

Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials 
  • Refreshments and lunches during the conference 
  • Drinks and networking reception
  • Conference evening social 

Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive a email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the  Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration 



Download the meeting program 

Start: June 25, 2018, 2.00pm            Finish: June 27, 2018, 2.30pm

​*Note, these times are provisional and subject to change.


Fitzwilliam College is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge and was founded in 1869 specifically to broaden access to Cambridge. Fitzwilliam College is a dynamic, welcoming and international community committed to developing talents of all of its students.


Information on local accommodation options can be found on the Cambridge Tourist Information website. 

For information on local accommodation 

*Important note*
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event. 
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam.

Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancelation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable 
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team

Frequent asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process.
  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend?
    Substitute delegated can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team
  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance. 
  • What do I need to get into the country?
    Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country.
  • Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please e-mail the Abcam Events Team for more information. 
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