[Amath-seminars] Jan. 28 - Special AMATH Seminar - Ivana Bozic (Harvard)

Ulrich Hetmaniuk hetmaniu at uw.edu
Wed Jan 27 14:17:39 PST 2016


Dear All,

Here is a kind reminder of Ivana Bozic's upcoming talk

Title: Stochastic evolutionary modeling of cancer development and
resistance to treatment
Time: January 28th, 16h00
Location: SMI 102



On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Ulrich Hetmaniuk <hetmaniu at uw.edu> wrote:


> Dear All,

>

> We hope you can join us for our special AMATH seminar on **Thursday**

> January 28th.

>

> Speaker: Ivana Bozic, Harvard

> Time: January 28th, 16h00

> Location: SMI 102

>

> Title: Stochastic evolutionary modeling of cancer development and

> resistance to treatment

>

> Abstract

> -----------

> Cancer is the result of a stochastic evolutionary process characterized by

> the accumulation of mutations that are responsible for tumor growth, immune

> escape, and drug resistance, as well as mutations with no effect on the

> phenotype. Stochastic modeling can be used to describe the dynamics of

> tumor cell populations and obtain insights into the hidden evolutionary

> processes leading to cancer. I will present recent approaches that use

> branching process models of cancer evolution to quantify intra-tumor

> heterogeneity and the development of drug resistance, and their

> implications for interpretation of cancer sequencing data and the design of

> optimal treatment strategies.

>

> Speaker webpage

> ------------------------

> http://www.ivanabozic.com

>

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