DIMACS Workshop on Computational Tumor Modeling

August 3 - 4, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

David Axelrod, Rutgers University, Axelrod@nel-exchange.rutgers.edu
Thomas S. Deisboeck, Harvard Medical School, deisboec@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.

This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center). This meeting is also sponsored by The Center for the Development of a Virtual Tumor (CViT), and The National Cancer Institute's Integrated Cancer Biology Program.

Workshop Program:

Thursday, August 3, 2006

 7:30 -  8:00  Breakfast + Registration, Poster Setup	

 8:00 -  8:10  Welcome and Opening Remarks
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director

 8:10 -  9:00  Introducing NCI's Integrative Cancer Biology Program 
               Daniel Gallahan, NIH-NCI
               Summary ICBP Working Group Meeting: Opportunities & 
               Challenges for Computational Cancer Modeling              
               Thomas S. Deisboeck, Massachusetts General Hospital
 9:00 -  9:45  Modeling carcinogenesis
               Robert Gatenby, University of Arizona
 9:45 - 10:30  A mathematical model of the digital response of p53 to DNA damage in single cells
               John Wagner, IBM Computational Biology	
10:30 - 11:00  Break and Poster Session	

11:00 - 11:45  Improving breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis by
               computational modeling and image analysis
               David E. Axelrod, Rutgers University
12:00 -  1:30  Lunch and Poster Session	

 1:30 -  2:15  Multiscale Analysis of Genetic Networks in Cancer Cells
               Adam Margolin, Columbia University
 2:15 -  3:00  Towards a collaborative formulation of the Mathematical 
               Principles of Natural Philosophy: Living Matter. 
               The paradigm of In Silico Oncology
               Georgios Stamatakos, National Technical University of Athens
 3:00 -  3:30  Break

 3:30 -  4:00  Modeling the migration of glioma cells with a cellular automaton
               M. Aubert, University of Paris	

 4:00 -  4:30  Modeling the effects of vasculature evolution on early brain tumor growth
               Jana Gevertz, Princeton University	

 4:30 -  5:00  Extrapolating tumor invasion margins for physiologically determined radiotherapy regions
               Ender Konukoglu, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

 5:00 -  5:30  Modeling chemotherapeutic dose response curves via cell cycle effects
               Charles Roth, Rutgers University	

 5:45 -  6:45  Buffet and Poster Session	

 7:00	       Shuttle to Hotel	

Friday, August 4, 2006 (1/2 day session)

 8:00 -  8:30  Breakfast and Poster Session	

 8:30 -  9:15  Discrete and continuous modeling of cell migration in 
               the ECM and applications to tumor invasion
               Kevin Painter, Heriot-Watt University
 9:15 - 10:00  Multiscale modeling of vascular tumor growth 
               Helen M. Byrne, University of Nottingham
10:00 - 10:30  Break 

10:30 - 11:00  Molecular profiles of breast cancer progression
               Gabriela Alexe, IBM Research	

11:00 - 11:30  A cell-based model of the development of ductal carcinomas
               Katarzyna Rejniak, University of Dundee	

11:30 - 12:00  Simulated morphogenesis of papilloform ductal carcinoma
               Troy Shinbrot, Rutgers University	

12:00 - 12:30  Simulating tumor growth models using particle methods
               Michael Bergdorf, ETHZ	

12:30	       Meeting Adjourn - Lunch	

Poster Presentations

 Graph theory and microvascular research
 Michael L. Gargano, Pace University
 Louis V. Quintas, Pace University
 Eric M. Wahl, New York Institute for Bioengineering and Health Science

 Analysis of large-scale alterations in tumor genomes
 B. Raphael, University of California	

 Development of a three-dimensional multiscale agent-based tumor model
 L Zhang, Massachusetts General Hospital	

 Dense cell packing in tumor spheroids
 C. Strouthos, Massachusetts General Hospital	

 J. Jeon, Vanderbilt University	

 Cellular dynamics simulations of MCF10A cell random migration in two dimensions
 A. Potdar, Vanderbilt University	

 Branching Out: A Cell-Based Model of Tumor-Induced Angiogenesis
 Amy L. Bauer, Trachette L. Jackson, Yi Jiang, University of Michigan

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