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Upcoming Events

Engineering Vascularization: Johns Hopkins Nano-Bio Symposium
John Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology & John Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center will hold a Symposium on Engineering Vascularization on May 5, 2017 from 9AM to 12:30PM in the Owens auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. A poster session with a wide range of research topics will take place from 1:30PM to 3:30PM in the lobby outside Owens Auditorium. Please visit the website to view the program, submit a poster, and register to attend.

The Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity
The Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity will held at Princeton University on June 1-2, 2017. The workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the different mathematical approaches that are currently being developed for the study of cancer evolution and heterogeneity, as well as its clinical implications. Please visit the link to find out more information and to register to attend.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Metastasis Workshop
The Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Metastasis workshop, to be held June 12-14, 2017 in Seattle, WA hosted by Sage Bionetworks, will bring together ~25 early stage investigators (within 15 years of terminal degree) across four NCI-supported programs, the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) program, the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) program, the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON), along with select outside investigators to tackle important questions in cancer metastasis. The goal is to form teams that utilize the technologies and computational approaches championed by IMAT and ITCR along with the cancer systems biology and physical oncology viewpoints employed within the CSBC and PS-ON. Teams will nucleate around a question in cancer metastasis that can best be addressed through an interdisciplinary approach. The application deadline to request participation in the workshop is February 15, 2017. Details about the workshop including the application process can be found on Synapse: http://www.synapse.org/iacm.

NCI Systems Biology and Physical Sciences Summer Research Program
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network are offering rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for an 8-week summer fellowship. The 2017 summer research program is designed specifically for students to gain experience in the interdisciplinary fields of systems biology and physical oncology. Students who are especially interested in cancer research careers are encouraged to apply. Opportunities are available at 14 research institutions across the United States. Stipend, housing, and travel to and from the host institution are covered by NCI. Additionally, students will convene at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, mid-way through the summer to present their research and network with their peers.  Detailed information about the program and application instructions can be found at: https://Frederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram . The application deadline is February 15, 2017Please contact Dr. Shannon Hughes (shannon.hughes@nih.gov) or Ms. Erin Wetzel (erin.wetzel@nih.gov) if you have any questions about the program.

Recent Events

The Workshop on Genomics, Evolution, and Heterogeneity of Glioblastoma Multiforme
The Workshop on Genomics, Evolution, and Heterogeneity of Glioblastoma Multiforme will be held on March 10th, 2017 as part of the NCI’s Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON) initiative, in collaboration with Columbia University, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The workshop will focus on recent developments in the molecular characterization of glioblastoma multiforme, with particular emphasis on the study of tumor evolution and heterogeneity. The deadline to register for the workshop is February 18, 2017; please visit the website to view the program and register to attend.

Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer
The first Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Physical Science of Cancer will be held in Galveston, Texas on February 5-10, 2017. The GRC Chair and Vice Chair, Dr. Dennis Discher (UPENN PS-OC PI) and Dr. Franziska Michor (DFCI PS-OC PI), respectively, have organized a program themed upon cancer forces, structures, and mathematical predictions. The current challenges in the field that will be focused on in sessions range from topics in Migration-Invasion mechanisms and Genomic Instability to Mathematical physics-based modeling for novel clinical trials in Immuno-Oncology. The application deadline to attend the meeting is January 8, 2017. Visit the GRC website for more information and to apply.

1st Northeast Physical Sciences in Oncology Symposium
The 1st Northeast Physical Sciences in Oncology Symposium scheduled for November 28-29, 2016 at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be held as part of the NCI’s Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON) initiative in collaboration with Columbia University, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This Symposium will center on three different topics and sessions: Cancer Genomics and Evolution chaired by Dr. Raul Rabadan, Computational Methods and Algorithms chaired by Dr. Franziska Michor, and Cell migration and Invasion chaired by Drs. Jeffrey Fredberg and Roger Kamm. The Symposium is open to the public; please visit the workshop website to view the program and register to attend.

Joint Meeting of the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network and the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium
Investigators from the NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON) and the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) will convene for a joint meeting on August 29-31. Newly awarded PS-OCs and CSBC Research Centers and will join the meeting and will introduce their respective Centers. Junior investigators from both programs will present at a poster session on the evening of August 30. Follow the meeting on Twitter #PSONCSBC16.

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Northwestern PS-OC New Visualization Tools & Human Tumor Models for Cancer Research Workshop
This workshop, to be held on Northwestern’s Chicago campus on Monday, July 25th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM CDT, will feature talks by Vadim Backman, PhD and Andrew Mazar, PhD, the Directors of the PS-OC’s Nanocytometry Core and PDX Human Tumor Core respectively. Professor Vadim Backman will present an overview of new visualization tools that provide quantitative analysis of the physical structure of chromatin and Dr. Andrew Mazar, PDX Core Leader and Research Professor of Pharmacology, will present the application of patient-derived xenograft  (PDX) tumor models. This workshop is open to the public; please visit the workshop website to view the program and register to attend.