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a Frontiers of Cancer Research Presentation!

Published Fri Apr 22nd 2016

Robert Gooding, PhD. Professor, Dept. of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
QCRI Division of Cancer Biology & Genetics, Queen’s University.
Thursday, 28 April 2016 at 4:00 pm in QCRI Conference Rooms 100/01.
“When a model is not a mouse”
Roughly speaking, applying mathematics to the study of cancer biology comes in two varieties. First, bioinformatics analysis of experimental omics datasets is an important tool in the study of cancer, and is based on very simple statistical ideas and algorithms. Second, and perhaps less familiar, is the application of modelling (e.g., a chemical master equation, stochastic systems biology) to focussed and idealized studies of components of cancer biology. I will use the topic of telomere length dynamics and the activity of telomerase in tumours as examples of each kind of applied math.
Everyone is welcome!