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Upcoming Events

University of Minnesota Workshop: Modeling Cellular Mechanics in Cancer
The University of Minnesota will be holding a workshop on Modeling Cellular Mechanics in Cancer which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 2-4, 2018. Topics to be covered include cell adhesion & migration mechanics, cell growth & proliferation mechanics, and the mechanics of cell signaling.

Each center and project is invited to nominate one individual to attend this workshop. UMN can cover the cost of lodging for two nights and will host a dinner on May 3rd. Other expenses will be the responsibility of the attendee. Please nominate attendees by emailing Bo Connelly, UMN PSOC Manager, at your nominee's name, title, and a short description of their research interests.

The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium: Advanced Biomanufacturing
John Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology & John Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center will hold a their Annual Nano-Bio Symposium on May 4, 2018 at the Homewood Campus Glass Pavilion. The 2018 theme is Advanced Biomanufacuring and the event will showcase and celebrate the latest discoveries in nanoscience from their multidisciplinary researcher teams. Registration is now open and required for general admissions and poster presentations. Please visit the website to view the program, submit a poster, and register to attend.

Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer
The second Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Physical Science of Cancer will be held in Galveston, TX on February 10-15, 2019. The application deadline to attend the meeting is January 13, 2019. Visit the GRC website for more information and to apply.

Recent Events

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 2018 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: The application deadline is February 16, 2018. Please contact Shannon Hughes ( or Erin Wetzel ( if you have any questions about the program.

High School Internship Program  in Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center
High School Internship Program in Integrated Mathematical Oncology (HIP IMO) is an integrated mathematical oncology centric internship program that delivers interdisciplinary team science research experiences for high school students aged 16 or older  by the time of the internship. This mentored summer training program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them for interdisciplinary cancer research careers. Working under the direction and guidance of faculty/scientist mentors in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) department, interns are involved in activities designed to foster the development of life-long research skills. Students will be assigned individual research projects appropriate to their interests and abilities and will receive a scholarship of $1,000; out-of-town students may be eligible for travel and lodging expenses up to $1,500. Applications are invited beginning November 1st, 2017 for the internship in the following year and due by February 1st, 2018. Please visit the website for more detailed information about the program and application process.