Title: “When the good become bad: platelets as accomplices in the metastasis.”
Dr. Gareth Owen is an associate professor of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He received his undergraduate degree from King’s College London and his Doctorate in Biochemistry at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. He completed postdoctoral degrees at the University of Colorado, E.U.U and later at the Cancer Research Institute (ICR) in London, UK. His area of major interest is cancer research, with an extensive list of publications and 14 graduate doctoral students (www.labowen.cl). Dr. Owen is one of the founders and one of the principal researchers of the Biomedical Research Consortium of Chile (BMRC, www.bmrc.cl), a member of the commission of the Clinical Oncology Research Group of Chile (GOCCHI, www.gocchi .org), deputy director of the UC Center for Research in Oncology (CITO) and leader of the Research Division for the National Cancer Forum of Chile (FNC, www.foronacionaldecancer.cl).