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Report from the Nordita conference "Quantitative Perspectives on Cancer"

The conference took place between May 28th and June 1st 2018. This was the second Nordita Conference with the same concept and title. Most presenters had a strong theoretical background in physics, math or other natural sciences. Some use theory as a means to design and analyse their own experiments whereas others rely on experimental or clinical data gathered by collaborators.
    During the meeting, we discussed areas where a quantitative, theoretical approach can be useful - and what are their limitations. Some of the topics that were discussed included oscillations and DNA damage, heterogeneity at the cell and patient level, understanding of drug resistance, landscapes in disease, and theoretical methods for the analysis of clinical data, which is far less homogeneous than data from natural science experiments. One noted limitation, of experimental and computational studies alike, is the inability to deal with metastasis. On the other hand, we have seen an improvement in the approaches to deal with clinical data. One example is shown in the figure above, where replicates from the same experiments appear dissimilar due to irrelevant instrument-related factors (left), but calibration with the help of Distribution-Matching Residual Networks removes this artefact (right). The figure is from Removal of batch effects using distribution-matching residual networks.

Upcoming Seminars

Monday, 18 June 2018
9:50      Fåhraesussalen
Event Talk Chiral Materials
Dmitri Kharzeev 
11:00      122:026
Event Talk Alex Mogilner: Self-organized actomyosin transport
11:05      Fåhraesussalen
Event Talk Chiral Materials
Dmitri Kharzeev 
11:10      122:026
Event Talk Andreas Bausch: Self organization in cytoskeletal systems
11:15      122:026
Event Talk David Sept: Relating Structure and Function in Actin
11:20      122:026
Event Talk Dhrubaditya Mitra: Measurement of probability density function of a elastic modulus of human RBCs
11:25      122:026
Event Talk Fred MacKintosh: Mechanical phase transitions and collagen rheology
13:15      Nordita East Seminar Room (132:028)
Generalised Global Symmetry in elasticity and holography
Nick Poovuttikul  (U. of Iceland)

Taken from the AlbaNova Agenda

See also list of all regular theory seminars at AlbaNova

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