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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Gabi Dachs

Scatterlings: Cancer research across continents and time

Professor Gabi Dachs is a passionate cancer researcher and somewhat of a ‘Scatterling’; a ‘person with no fixed home’, ‘a wanderer’, ‘a vagabond’. She was born and raised in Namibia, studied in South Africa, post-doc'd in England, and now thrives in Aotearoa. Her interest in the lack of oxygen has persisted for 35 years. Low oxygen, or hypoxia, is a poor prognostic marker for solid tumours, and her aim is to understand, exploit or modify low oxygen conditions in cancer.

Gabi's research encompasses molecular studies in cell culture, mechanistic studies in rodent models, association studies in clinical samples, and intervention trials in patients with cancer. Her research has added some of the missing puzzle pieces to understanding cancer cell’s response to hypoxia and vitamin C's role in modifying this response.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.


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This event will be livestreamed from 10.55am, Thursday 4 May 2023, at the following web address:

Zoom link for Professor Gabi Dachs's IPL

Date Thursday, 4 May 2023
Time 11:00am - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Type Lecture
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentPathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
LocationRolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch and online via Zoom
Contact NameAlex Thorpe

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