National Seminar on Cancer Biology: A Mathematical Approach, Kongu Engineering College, Seminar, Erode, Tamil Nadu, 10th November 2017

  • Category: Seminar
  • Start Date: 10th November 2017
  • End Date: 10th November 2017
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National Seminar on Cancer Biology: A Mathematical Approach

Description

ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells caused by multiple changes in gene expression leading to dysregulated balance of cell proliferation and cell death and ultimately evolving into a population of cells that can invade tissues and metastasize to distant sites, causing significant morbidity and, if untreated, death of the host. Cancer is caused when cells within the body accumulate genetic mutations and start to grow in an uncontrolled manner. Understanding how cancer develops and progresses, including how gene mutations drive the growth and spread of cancer cells, and how tumours interact with their surrounding environment, is vital for the discovery of new targeted cancer treatments.
Over the past 15 years, drugs have emerged that target cancer metabolism, either directly through enzymes that facilitate metabolic reactions or indirectly through signaling pathways. Targeted therapy is typically less damaging to normal cells than chemotherapy. However, cancer cells are extremely robust for survival and often completely insensitive to perturbations or develop resistance over time. Assessing and improving the utility of mathematical models in the context of systems biology will continue to be an active area of research.
Mathematical and statistical models are capable of integrating biological knowledge that is outside of the observational data. Cancer is a complex process that changes in space and in time. Even the same cancer can be different between two patients. Mathematics, as the language of the physical universe, is very good at describing and predicting phenomena that change over time. A major challenge in cancer research is that our data is a static snapshot of a dynamic process. Mathematics is used to understand the dynamics.
Aim of the seminar is to apply mathematical methods and theories to the study of cancer and describe recent developments in mathematical modeling and mathematical analysis of certain problems arising from cell biology. This seminar acts as a forum for the intersection of mathematics and biology, and increasingly in the research setting, the push to have engineers and mathematicians talking to biologists, thus improving communication among the disciplines. While interdisciplinary training has generally been frowned upon, this broadening of awareness, can produce a deeper understanding of how the physical, mathematical, clinical and biological sciences are linked.
COURSE TOPICS
 Molecular Basis to Cancer
 Modelling the Interaction of Dietary Fibres and Carcinogens Causing Colorectal Cancer
 Recent Advances and Research Issues in Cancer Biology

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COURSE TOPICS
 Molecular Basis to Cancer
 Modelling the Interaction of Dietary Fibres and Carcinogens Causing Colorectal Cancer
 Recent Advances and Research Issues in Cancer Biology

Fest Guests

Dr. MUKESH DOBLE
Professor,
Department of Biological Engineering,
Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta School of Bio Sciences,
IIT Madras, Chennai.
Dr. S.LAKSHMI
Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine,
Division of Cancer Research,
Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. SURESH RAYALA
Associate Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences,
Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta School of Bio Sciences,
IIT Madras, Chennai

Accommodation

BOARDING AND LODGING
Boarding and lodging will be provided for all the participants in the college campus on a chargeable basis. Participants are required to make arrangements on their own for those who accompany them, if any.

How to reach Kongu Engineering College, Erode

LOCATION
The college is located at Perundurai on the National Highway (NH 47) about 80 kms from Coimbatore and 20 kms from Erode. It is well connected by road & rail.

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