[ELIXIR-ITA_ml] [CDAC21] Workshop and School on Cancer Development and Complexity

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Call for Participation
Lake Como Workshop and School on Cancer Development and Complexity 2021

May 24 - May 28, 2021
Villa del Grumello - via per Cernobbio, 11 - 22100 Como, ITALY
website: http://cdac2021.lakecomoschool.org/

Cancer is a complex disease involving several intertwined phenomena
and events, which collude to unleash the tumor cells inherent
programs to proliferate, live, and move; thus, it is the malfunction of
the biomolecular machinery responsible for the "checks and balances",
normally governed by various complex feedback loops among a population
of various cell types. Breakdown of this machinery leads to
uncontrolled growth of a cell population being selected by
evolutionary pressure that ultimately costs the very survival of the

Understanding the many intricacies of all these interactions at the
subcellular, cellular and tissue levels has greatly benefitted from
the ever-improving applications of algorithmic, statistical and
mathematical modeling tools. Moreover, during the past 15 years, new
measurement technology for gene expression and, more recently, "deep"
genome sequence data, have produced vast amount of data, waiting to
be analyzed to deliver new interpretations. The design of novel "wet"
experiments and appropriately matched algorithmic, statistical and
mathematical modeling tools are expected to become the key to
successful oncological science and practice.

The Workshop and School on Cancer Development and Complexity seeks to
convene researchers from various related disciplines to explore
multiple facets of the challenges posed by cancer a "disease of the
systems." The workshop will provide opportunities for the researchers
to exchange new ideas and viewpoints, forge new collaborations and
train the next generation of young scientists.

Participants are encouraged to present their work in two sessions and
poster presentations that will be held during the workshop.

The program will provide an introduction to both cancer biology and
mathematical and statistical methods used in analyzing the datasets
currently being produced by several laboratories around the world.
Next the program will provide an opportunity to interact with world
renowned cancer and bioinformatics researchers and the chance for
attendees to present their current work.  Finally, all the attendees
will receive a certificate of completion of the School.

*** Speakers (confirmed)

* Charles Cantor, U Boston, USA
* Giulio Caravagna, U Trieste, IT
* Chiara Damiani, U Milan-Bicocca, IT
* Trevor Graham, QMUL, UK
* Marnix Jansen, UCL, UK
* Bud Mishra, NYU, USA
* Antonina Mitrofanova, Rutgers U, USA
* Maria Rodriguez Marinez, IBM Research, Zurich, CH
* Mònica Sánchez Guixé, IRB, ES
* Hans Westerhoff, U and VU Amsterdam, NL, and U Manchester, UK

*** School Directors

* Marco Antoniotti, DCBLab, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan,
* Riccardo Bellazzi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
* Alex Graudenzi, INLAB, IBFM-CNR, Milan, Italy.
* Bud Mishra, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Tandon
  School of Engineering, NYU, New York, NY, USA.

*** Local Organization

* Fabrizio Angaroni (DCBLab)
* Gianluca Ascolani (DCBLab)
* Francesco Craighero (DCBLab)
* Davide Maspero (DCBLab and CNR)
* Lucrezia Patruno (DCBLab)
* Francesco Santoro (DCBLab)

*** Steering Committee

* Marco Antoniotti, DCBLab, Università degli Studi di Milano
  Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
* Charles Cantor, Agena Biosciences, Sequenom, Retrotope and Boston
  University, USA.
* Alex Graudenzi, Innovation & Integration in Molecular Medicine
  Laboratory (INLAB), Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology
  of the Italian National Research Council (IBFM-CNR), Italy.
* Bud Mishra, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Tandon
  School of Engineering, NYU, New York, NY, USA.
* Giulio Pavesi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.
* Giovanni Porta, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy.

*** Institutions

* DCBLab, Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione,
  Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
* Fondazione "Alessandro Volta", Como, Italy
* Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como, Italy

*** Venue

Villa del Grumello (http://www.villadelgrumello.it)

*** Registration

The directors decided, given the state of current vaccination
campaigns to hold a hybrid event, with an in-person meeting in Como,
and a virtual streaming event for global viewers.

The registration fee is for the online, virtual event.  A fee for the
in-person meeting which will include school materials and social
events will be posted shortly

Registration: 75 EUR, online (stay tuned for in-person meeting info)
Registration site is at https://cdac2021.lakecomoschool.org/registration/

All fees include VAT.

Please visit
to register

*** Accommodations

A list of local hotels will be provided on the web site, should the
in-person event take place.

*** Web sites


Marco Antoniotti, Associate Professor         tel. +39 - 02 64 48 79 01
DISCo, Università Milano Bicocca U14 2043 http://dcb.disco.unimib.it
Viale Sarca 336
I-20126 Milan (MI) ITALY
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