NKI Friday seminar by Vivian Li
Colorectal cancer targeting and intestinal bioengineering
The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Vivian Li obtained her PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2008, studying human colonic development and tumourigenesis. She then received the Croucher Foundation Fellowship to pursue her post-doctoral training in Hans Clevers’ lab at the Hubrecht Institute (the Netherlands), where she studied Wnt regulatory mechanisms in the intestine. Vivian Li is now a group leader of the Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. Her lab investigates signalling regulation of intestinal homeostasis and cancer, with primary focus on Wnt signalling pathways. With the use of patient-derived organoids, Vivian is also developing innovative strategies to treat patients with intestinal failure.