Tumors and Immune Systems:
From Theory to Therapy

Cargèse, April 15-19, 2019

Benjamin Greenbaum, Michael Lässig, Rémi Monasson, Thierry Mora


Application are now open here! Deadline: 15 December 2018

Applications received after that deadline will be considered but not given priority.


In both the evolution of pathogens and tumors, physical interactions have great consequences for the course of the disease and the success of therapeutic interventions. In cancer, a better understanding of these interactions has contributed to enormous improvements in patient care, but there is still far to go.

This workshop will bring together physicists, evolutionary biologists, immunologists, oncologists and clinicians to discuss how to increase our understanding of tumor immune interactions. This workshop will cover both innate and adaptive immunity and draw from pathogen evolution for inspiration. Moreover, we will cover in depth the set of quantitative approaches needed for this emerging interdisciplinary topic.

Confirmed speakers

Vinod Balachandran (MSKCC)
Andreas Beyer (Cologne University)
Reinhard Buettner (Cologne University)
Benny Chain (UCL)
Arup Chakraborty (MIT)
Dmitri Chudakov (RAS Moscow)
Simona Cocco (ENS)
Rob de Boer (University of Utrecht)
Daniel De Carvahlo (UHN)
Thomas Hofer (DKFZ)
Herbie Levine (Rice University)
Arnold Levine (IAS)
Marta Luksza (Mount Sinai)
Nicholas McGranahan (Crick Institute)
Leonid Mirny (MIT)
Andrea Pagnani (Politecnico di Torino)
Petr Sulc (Arizona State University)
Paul Thomas (St Jude)
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS)

Location

The meeting will take place in the Institut d'Etudes Scientifique de Cargese, in gorgeous Corsica, France (see on map).

Practical information

Arrival is on Sunday 14 afternoon and evening. Departure is on Saturday 20 morning. Ground transportation will be arranged from and to Ajaccio airport Napoléon Bonaparte (AJA).

Accomodation will be provided by the Institute and is included in the registration fee. Breakfast and lunches will be provided and are included.