Visit and seminar by Dr. David Hughes

Working meeting of principal representatives of research groups, collaborating together in frame of international projects ERA Chair Chaperon and Inter-Cost, took place in Pilsen on September 12-15, 2022. On September 13, 2022, UniMeC hosted a very interesting lecture entitled „Exploring two aspects of colorectal cancer development: genetically determined BMI at different lifestages and gut barrier dysfunction“ which was delivered by the distinguished guest of the meeting, Dr. David Hughes. Dr. David Hughes is a fellow of the Conway Institute and co-director of the Cancer Biology & Therapeutics Laboratory, University College Dublin (UCD). He is a Governing Council Member of the Irish Cancer Epidemiology Network and the International Society for Selenium Research and a Working Group Member of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutririon (EPIC) study. Dr. Hughes collaborates with the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen thanks to EU funded Inter-COST program TRANSCOLONCAN, Action no.: CA17118.

The lecture was followed by a lively discussion on the given issue and new topics for further cooperation were discussed. As part of team building, a friendly meeting took place in a local restaurant, and the following day some of us took part in a trip to the nearby Bečov nad Teplou, Kladská and Mariánské Lázně.

The meeting was thus very beneficial in terms of current and future scientific cooperation and for strengthening working relationships.