A MedTech West lunch seminar: The mathematics of cancer with Philip Gerlee

GerleeIn this lunch seminar Philip Gerlee will give us an introduction to the field of mathematical oncology — the application of mathematical tools to understand cancer.

The roots of this discipline can be found in three different fields: theoretical ecology, population genetics and evolutionary game theory, which in the last 20 years have merged to form a vibrant research community where mathematics is used to probe a variety of questions in cancer research, e.g. the impact of cancer cell motility, the evolution of drug resistance and intra-tumoral heterogeneity.

Philip will also describe his own research, which is focused on trying to understand how chemical and mechanical interactions in the cellular scale can impact the dynamics of the entire tumour. Philip Gerlee is a researcher in biomathematics and works on problems in cancer research, evolutionary dynamics and ecology. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Complex and Adaptive systems at Chalmers University of Technology. His PhD was earned at University of Dundee for theoretical research into the evolutionary dynamics of solid tumour growth. After completing his doctoral work he worked as a postdoc at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Gothenburg and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He is currently working as assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. 

If you register before 13:00 pm on Monday 6 February, you will be served a light lunch after the seminar.

When? 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch) 9 February 2017
Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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