Cancer and Metabolism 2020

Next meeting announced, see you in London!

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK 
June 15-16, 2020



​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


Keynote speaker

Confirmed speakers 

  • Josephine Bunch (National Physical Laboratory, UK)
  • Martin Bergo (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    Redox regulation of cancer metastsis
  • Andrew Finch (Barts Cancer Institute, UK)
    Energetic crisis caused by metabolic remodelling underlies MYC-induced apoptosis
  • David Finlay (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
    ​How tumours can impact upon the metabolism of Natural Killer cells
  • ​Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Jason Locasale (Duke University, USA)
  • Mike Murphy (MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, UK)
    Mitochondrial metabolites as signals: potential implications for cancer
  • Rich Possemato (NYU Langone Health, USA)
    ​Oxygen and Iron: Friends or Foes
  • Kevin Ryan (CRUK Cambridge Institute, UK)
  • Jean-Immanuel Sarry (Cancer Research Centre of Toulouse, France)
    Mitochondrial metabolism in drug resistance of acute myeloid leukemia
  • Celeste Simon (Upenn, USA)
    ​Metabolic transitions in kidney and liver cancer


arah-Maria Fendt (VIB, BelgiumSarah-Maria Fendt (VIB, Belgium)Oliver Maddocks (Beatson, UK

Scientific organizers


Start: June 15, 2020, 8.00am            Finish: June 16, 2020, 5:00pm

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

Call for abstracts 

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

Download abstract guidelines 

  • Talk abstracts: February 24, 2020
  • Poster abstracts: April 20, 2020


Registration is now open.

Early bird 

before Feb 24


before April 20


before June 1

Delegate £375£445£495
Student £295£365£435

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 

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Conference venue: The Francis Crick Institute 


The conference will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK 

The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illness such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infection, and neurodegenerative disease. 

Local public transport 

The Francis Crick Institute is located a short walk from three major train stations (Kings Cross Station, St. Pancras Station and Euston Station) as well as being close to both London Underground stations and public bus routes. 


Information on local accommodation options can be found on the Visit London website. 

*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. 
  • Have a question?

Past Cancer and Metabolism meetings

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

View 2018 meeting poster

​September 28 - 30, 2015 | Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.

View 2015 meeting poster