DIMACS Working Group on Computational Tumor Modeling

Dates: August 2, 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:

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

 7:15 -  7:45  Breakfast and Registration

 7:45 -  7:55  Welcome and Opening Remarks
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director

 7:55 - 10:00  Modeling Cancer Systems Biology
               15 min short presentations from the 9 ICBP teams 
               Moderated by Thomas S. Deisboeck, Massachusetts General Hospital and
               David E. Axelrod, Rutgers University

10:00 - 10:30  Break
10:30 - 11:15  Cell fate decisions and the epigenetic landscape
               Sui Huang, Harvard Medical School
11:15 - 12:00  Instability in the cancer process
               Carlos Rodriguez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

12:00 -  1:30  Lunch

 1:30 -  2:15  Models of clonal expansion and wound healing in carcinogenesis
               Carlo Maley, The Wistar Institute

 2:15 -  3:00  Cancer as somatic evolution
               Natalia Komarova, University of California
 3:00 -  3:30  Break

 3:30 -  4:15  CancerSim
               Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico

 4:15 -  5:00  Multiscale cancer modeling
               Thomas S. Deisboeck, Massachusetts General Hospital

 5:00 -  5:45  What do we learn from monitoring tumor growth?
               Caterina Guiot, University of Turin

 5:45 -  6:15  Summary: Working Group & Mini-Symposium
               Thomas S. Deisboeck, Massachusetts General Hospital and
               David E. Axelrod, Rutgers University

 6:15 -  7:15  Buffet Dinner

 7:30	       Shuttle to Hotel

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