ISFAR Events

(Melbourne Online) 7pm-8pm Thu 5 Nov 2020 Unravelling the cancer puzzle from an ecological and evolutionary perspective – an Australian and French International Associated Laboratory
Professor Frédéric Thomas (CNRS), France; and Associate Professor Beata Ujvari, Deakin University

Cancer is not only a major cause of mortality worldwide that touches nearly every family, but also a disease which affects all other multicellular organisms. Oncology as a scientific field has, until now, developed in relative isolation from ecological and evolutionary sciences. To overcome these caveats, the presenters established the “Cancer in Ecology and Evolution International Associated Laboratory (LIA)” in order to understand the ecological and evolutionary consequences of cancer in ecosystems. This talk will focus on how applying evolutionary principles to cancer revolutionises treatment strategies and approaches. The talk will explain how – in contrast to classical treatment strategies that aim to eliminate all cancer cells (a near impossible task) – adaptive therapy aims to control the enemy… More details…

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(Melbourne) Thu 8-Fri 9 Apr 2021: Australia and France in a Regional and Global Context: Past Engagements and Future Research Directions
35th Anniversary Symposium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR), RMIT University

As two neighbouring middle-powers in the Pacific, France and Australia share a fruitful and complex relationship, rooted in a long history of engagement at local, regional and global levels. The 35th anniversary of ISFAR provides an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the study of that relationship over the last few decades. In a rapidly changing world, it is also an opportunity to discuss its future and, notably, the shift of focus to the study of French-Australian relations in the Indo-Pacific region.
More details and Call for Papers here.

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Associated Organisations

The Melbourne Salon
The Australian Society for French Studies
The Australian Historical Association. (ISFAR is an affiliate member.)
The Bastille Day French Festival Melbourne. (ISFAR is a partner association of the Festival.)