Yesterday marked the 2017 Graeme Clark Oration, of which POF is very proud to be a long-time sponsor. The Oration informs the community about scientific advances in health and medical research, delivered by recognised global leaders in their field. This year the Oration was delivered by Dr Harold Varmus and focussed on ’Transitions in Cancer Research’.
Dr Varmus is currently the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Senior Associate at the New York Genome Center. In 1989, he was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine from the startling discovery he made alongside Dr J Michael Bishop; that cancer-causing genes within retroviruses originate from normal genes present in normal mammalian cells. Dr Varmus, despite his successive senior scientific leadership positions, has continued his laboratory work, contributing a succession of notable insights into the origins of cancer.
POF was honoured to have our partners Ross McFarlane, Debra Yin Foo, Ray Evans, Saskia Jahn and Alyssa Telfer in attendance for the Oration and the VIP Dinner, alongside a number of our clients. The night was a success with a huge attendance, and we’re already looking forward to the 2018 Oration.