Past event: Mitosis and Cancer Symposium

February 26-27, 2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This event has now passed - please visit our Conference calendar for future Abcam events


De Rode Hoed
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Venue map and directionsPDF)



February 26-27, 2009


Rob Wolthuis (Netherlands Cancer Institute),
Stephen Taylor (University of Manchester)
& Abcam

Meeting topics 

  • G2 checkpoints and cancer therapy
  • The spindle checkpoint, aneuploidy and cancer
  • Targeting mitotic pathways in cancer therapy
  • Pathways connecting mitosis and apoptosis

Invited speakers

  • Conly Rieder (Wadsworth Center, New York, US)
    The doubled edge sword of mitosis: a route for producing aneuploidy but also a window for cancer therapy
  • Holger Bastians (IMT, Marburg, Germany)
    The Tumor suppressor genes required for chromosomal stability
  • Paul Clarke (University of Dundee, UK)
    Coupling mitosis and apoptosis
  • Nick Keen (AstraZeneca, UK)
    Aurora Kinase inhibitors as cancer therapies
  • Randy King (Harvard Medical School, Boston, US)
    Identification of a Small Molecule Inhibitor of the Anaphase-Promoting Complex
  • Geert Kops (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    Functional BubR1 Defects in an Inherited Aneuploidy and Cancer Predisposition Syndrome
  • Rene Medema (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    Exploiting chromosome segregation errors as a strategy to kill tumor cells
  • Helen Piwnica-Worms (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, St Louis, US)
    The Chk1/Cdc25A Regulatory Pathway
  • Sven Rottenberg (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands)
    Drug responses and therapy resistance in conditional mouse models of hereditary breast cancer
  • Charles Swanton (Cancer Research, UK)
    Functional genomic analysis of Taxane response pathways
  • Stephen Taylor (University of Manchester, UK)
    How do anti-mitotic drugs kill cancer cells?
  • Eduardo Torres (MIT, Boston, US)
    Aneuploidy disrupts cellular homeostasis in Yeast
  • Michael White (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, US)
    Functional genomics of chemoresponsiveness reveals therapuetic targets in the cancer spindle
  • Kenneth W Wood (Cytokinetics, San Francisco, US)
    Discovery of Mitotic Kinesin Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer

Full meeting program

Download the meeting program by following the link below.
Download the conference programPDF


Registration for this meeting is now closed.

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments on February 26 & 27
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference materials, including book of abstracts



Early bird (before January 16, 2009)



Standard (after January 16, 2009)



Students are categorized as those in full time education at the time of registering. Proof of student status may be requested.

Student group discounts

Register 4 and get 1 free!

Discounts are available for student groups attending from the same institution: register four and the fifth can attend for free.  Telephone +44 (0)1223 696000 for further information.

Student Group Discount: Terms & Conditions 

  • The group must register together - discounts will not be applied retrospectively
  • The promotion only applies to student registrations
  • The promotion is available at either the early bird or standard rate
  • In the event of cancellation by any part of the group, no refund will be given
  • The promotion cannot be used in conjuction with any other special offer

EACR meeting bursary

The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) is offering a bursary to support the attendance of a presenting delegate. Full details can be found by visiting the EACR meeting bursary webpage.


Abstracts for poster presentation are now invited. Those which most closely fit within the topics of the meeting will be selected.

Poster abstract deadline: January 16, 2009

Abstract submission guidelines.PDF


RAI Hotel & Travel Service is the appointed accommodation agent for the Mitosis and Cancer Symposium. They have enormous experience in arranging accommodation and travel and can offer you considerable savings in money and time.

Booking accommodation for your stay in Amsterdam could not be easier. RAI Hotel & Travel Service's online reservation system allows you to search for hotels by star rating and area, view a map showing the location in relation to the De Rode Hoed (event venue) and find detailed information about each hotel. Group bookings and tailor-made advice can be obtained by contacting RAI Hotel & Travel Service by e-mail.

RAI Hotel & Travel Service can also help you to compose your own travel plan including transfers, car rental and excursions. Please note that discounted room rates at the official hotels are limited, so don't delay with your booking, as the demand for rooms in Amsterdam will be high during the symposium.


Abcam would like to acknowledge the support of the European Association for Cancer Research for this meeting.

European Association for Cancer Research


Please visit the Frequently asked questions webpage for more useful information about the conference.


If you are interested in sponsoring this meeting, please contact us for more information.

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 cancellation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.

  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable
  • Substitute delegates may be made at any time

Contact us

If you have any questions please email Abcam Events Team or call +44 (0) 1223 696000

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam.