Quantitative Perspectives on Cancer

122:026 (Nordita, Stockholm)


Nordita, Stockholm

Marcus Ringnér (Lund U) , Merja Heinäniemi (U of Eastern Finland) , Ran Friedman (Linnaeus U) , Yuval Kluger (Yale U)


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


From a clinical point of view, cancer is a devastating disease. From the point of view of theoretical physics, it is fascinating. Cancer progression involves cells changing shape, cells that migrate under constraints imposed by the human body, flow of blood and cells, and changing of the physical characteristics of a human tissue, to give just a few examples. Moreover, some aspects of cancer development, such as population genetics, are well rooted within subfields of theoretical physics. In this conference, we will host world-renown experts in cancer research who will present their views of fundamental problems that limit our understanding of cancer (and where theoretical physics might be helpful). In addition, leading physicists and theoretically-oriented scientists from related fields will discuss theory and modelling applied to cancer research, and the presence of cancer biologists will facilitate a dialogue between the disciplines.

Registration for this conference is now closed

 Timetable - available from start of the conference. Click on "Agenda" to see the whole programme


The agenda of this meeting is empty