The workshop will explore the contribution that physics and mathematics can make to a fundamental understanding of the later stages of cancer with an emphasis on the evolution of tumours and the development of heterogeneity and their influence on the onset and progress of metastasis. The workshop will also consider progress on optimising the efficacy of proton therapy, the application of live cell imaging to the development of pharmaceuticals and the development of personalised therapies for the treatment of metastatic cancer. The workshop is supported by the Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare and the North West Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool
Who should attend?
We invite participation by academic, industrial and clinical research scientists in the UK who are interested in the central goal of generating new collaborative research interactions at the physical/life sciences interface focused on cancer. There is particular encouragement for the participation of the health care professionals. The workshop aims to bring together individuals who are making progress on different aspects of cancer with the aim to bridge gaps in our understanding and promote collaborations across length scales
Confirmed speakers and title topics: Dr Raluca Eftimie, Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee "Mathematical modelling and investigation of macrophages heterogeneity and their impact on the evolution of cancer" Dr Jason Parsons, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool "Examining the radiobiology of proton beam therapy" Dr Bartlomiej Waclaw, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh "Cancer heterogeneity: implications for treatment" Dr Eszter Lakatos, Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute "Measuring tumour evolutionary dynamics from genomic data" Professor Alexander Anderson, Moffitt Cancer Centre, USA "Personalised adaptive therapy for metastatic cancer: An integrated approach" Professor Mark Leake, Department of Phsyics, University of York “Bioimaging of live cells to study the organisation of key receptor molecules implicated in cancer progression” Professor Stephen Smye, School of Medicine, University of Leeds "Physics in the clinic - future possibilities" Prof. Peter Gardner, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, The University of Manchester Title TBC