Figure: An early test of our new 3-D agent-based cell model, growing from 10 to 80,000 agents in about 25 days (24-threaded simulation required about 5 hours). Rendered in 3D using POVRAY (with a cutaway view). [Read more ...]

Friday, October 14, 2011

PSOC Short Course on Multidisciplinary Cancer Modeling

Next Monday (October 17, 2011), the USC-led Physical Sciences Oncology Center / CAMM will host a short course on multidisciplinary cancer modeling, combining the expertise of biologists, oncologists, and physical scientists. I'll attach a PDF flyer of the schedule below.  I am giving a talk during "Session II - The Physicist Perspective on Cancer."  I will focus on tailoring mathematical models from the ground up to clinical data from individual patients, with an emphasis on using computational models to make testable clinical predictions, and using these models a platforms to generate hypotheses on cancer biology.

The response to our short course has been overwhelming (in a good way), with around 200 registrants! So, registration is unfortunately closed at this time.  However, the talks will be broadcast live via a webcast.  The link and login details are in the PDF below. I hope to see you there! -- Paul

7:00 am - 8:25 am : Registration, breakfast, and opening comments, etc.
David B. Agus, M.D. (Director of USC CAMM)
W. Daniel Hillis, Ph.D. (PI of USC PSOC, Applied Minds)
Larry A. Nagahara (NCI PSOC Program Director)

8:30 am - 10:15 am : Session I - Cancer Biology and the Cancer Genome
Paul Mischel, UCLA - The Biology of Cancer from Cell to Patient, Oncogenesis to Therapeutic Response
Matteo Pellegrini, UCLA - Evolution in Cancer
Mitchelll Gross, USC - Historical Perspective on Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

10:30 am - 12:15 pm : Session II - The Physicist Perspective on Cancer
Dan Ruderman, USC - Cancer as a Multi-scale Problem
Paul Macklin, USC - Computational Models of Cancer Growth
Tom Tombrello, Cal-Tech - Perspective: Big Problems in Physics vs. Cancer

1:45 pm. - 3:10 pm : Session III - Novel Measurement Platforms & Data Management & Integration
Michelle Povinelli, USC - The Role of Novel Microdevices in Dissecting Cellular Phenomena
Carl Kesselman, USC - Data Management & Integration Challenges in Interdisciplinary Studies

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm : Session IV - Creativity in Research at the Interface between the Life and Physical Sciences
'Fireside Chat' David Agus and Danny Hillis, USC

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm : Capstone - Keynote Speaker
Tim Walsh, Game Inventor, Keynote Speaker

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Poster Session and Reception