6th Annual Symposium
Physics of Cancer
Leipzig, Germany
September 7-9, 2015
The scientific program consists of invited and contributed talks as well as a poster session. The detailed web schedule including abstracts is available below. Please, pay attention to last-minute rearrangements.

Additionally, all participants will receive a printed program booklet. You may also download this program booklet as PDF file.

Talks:
All talk sessions take place in the large auditory (ground floor, SR 1.1 to 1.3) of the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ). Contributed talks are allocated 15 min (including discussion), whereas invited talks are allocated 20 min plus 10 min discussion.

Posters:
The session for poster presentation takes place in the foyer of the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ). During this session, there will be a snack buffet for all participants. The poster boards will be marked with the number according to the scientific program. Posters must fit within a rectangle 90 cm wide and 120 cm high (DIN A0), portrait format. The material necessary to mount the poster (pins or "Poster Strips") will be provided.


Monday - September 7, 2015
 
11:00 13:00
Conference check-in and on-site registration
13:00 13:15
Opening and Welcome
Session I: Mechanical Properties of Cancer Cells 
13:15 13:45
The EMT, an Unjamming Transition?
Josef Käs (University of Leipzig, Germany)
13:45 14:15
Signals and Mechanics Guiding Cellular Organization in Epithelia
Christian Dahmann (Technical University Dresden, Germany)
14:15 14:30
Tissue Competition and Interface Dynamics
Jens Elgeti (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
14:30 14:45
Actomyosin Network Contractility Triggers a Stochastic Transformation into Highly Motile Amoeboid Cells
Verena Ruprecht (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)
14:45 15:15
Feeling for Cell Function: Mechanical Phenotyping at 100 cells/sec
Jochen Guck (Technical University Dresden, Germany)
15:15 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 16:15
Role of Differential Physical Properties in Emergent Behavior of 3D Cell Co-Cultures
Moumita Das (Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA)
16:15 16:45
Biomechanics of Tissue and Exploring its Microstructure with Waves
Ralph Sinkus (King`s College, London, UK)
16:45 17:15
Breaking Barriers: Role of Integrins in Epithelial Homeostasis and Sterile Inflammation
Srikala Raghavan
(Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India)
17:15 17:30
Rheology of the Active Cell Cortex in Mitosis
Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)
17:30 18:00
Nuclear Mechanics and Shape in Embryonic Stem Cells
Kevin Chalut (University of Cambridge, UK)
Evening
Round Table: Mix of professors and students on future developments


Tuesday - September 8, 2015
 
Session II: Membranes and the Cytoskeleton
08:30 09:00
Mechanosensory Response to Intercellular Invasion
Elizabeth Chen (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA)
09:00 09:30
Actin Cortex and Plasma Membrane Mechanics in Animal Cell Morphogenesis
Ewa Paluch (University College London, UK)
09:30 10:00
Chemotaxis and Actin Oscillations
Eberhard Bodenschatz
(Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany)
10:00 10:15
Time Dependent Actin Bundling Points Beyond the Classical Filament Image
Tamás Haraszti (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany)
10:15 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 11:15
Cancer Cell Mechanotype: From Screening to Disease Biophysics
Amy Rowat (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
11:15 11:45
Fibril-Like Environments Arbitrate Migratory Transitions
Aránzazu del Campo (INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany)
11:45 12:15
Quantification of Cell Morphology Changes during Cancer Progression
Kristine Schauer (Institute Curie, Paris, France)
12:15 12:30
Programming Biological Systems Through Synthetic Nanoscale Building Blocks
David M. Smith (Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig, Germany)
12:30 13:00
Kinetics and Dynamics of the Homeostatic Actin Cortex
Karsten Kruse (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
13:00 15:30
Poster Session
with discussions and a snack buffet
- in front of lecture hall - 
Afternoon
Social Event for Invited Speakers
Motorboat ride on Leipzigs canals followed by dinner at restaurant "Mückenschlösschen"


Wednesday - September 9, 2015
 
Session III: Cell Migration in Cancer
08:30 09:00
Anisotropies in Adhesion and Cytoskeletal Organisation Induced by Mechanical and Oxidative Stresses Contribute to Cell Delamination in a Drosophila Epithelium
Maitrhreyi Narasimha
(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
09:00 09:30
Dynamical Behavior of Cancer Cells Migrating on Nano- and Micro-patterned Substrates
Magalie Faivre (University of Lyon 1, France)
09:30 10:00
Unjamming and Cell Shape in the Asthmatic Airway Epithelium
Jae Hun Kim (Harvard University, USA)
10:00 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 11:00
The Biochemical and Epigenetic Regulation of Caspase-8 in Wound-healing and Cancer
Colin Jamora (Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, India)
11:00 11:30
Actin Waves as Determinants of Circular Cell Trajectories in Cell Amoeboid Migration
Franziska Lautenschläger (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
11:30 12:00
Jamming and Glassiness in Dense Biological Tissues
Lisa Manning (Syracuse University, USA)
12:00 12:30
Mechanoregulation of Collective Cell Migration
Tamal Das (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany) 
12:30 12:45
Dynamics of Cancer Tissue
Ann-Katrine West (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
12:45 14:00
Lunch 
Session IV: Micro Tools in Cancer Research
14:00 14:15
Adhesion Strengths, Shapes and the Dynamics of Red Blood Cell Clusters at Stasis and in Microcapillary Flow
Christian Wagner (Saarland University, Germany)
14:15 14:30 Cytoskeletal Architecture of Cancer Cells During Invasion Through Three Dimensional Microchannels
Andrew Holle (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany)
14:30 15:00
Reinforcement of Integrin-Mediated T-lymphocyte Adhesion by TNF
Christine Selhuber-Unkel (Kiel University, Germany)
15:00 15:30
Doppelgängers or Bistability: NCI`s Physical Sciences-Oncology Initiative
Larry Nagahara (National Cancer Institute, USA)
15:30 16:00
Physics of Vascular Remodeling During Tumor Growth: Implications for Interstitial Fluid Flow and Drug Delivery
Heiko Rieger
(Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
16:00 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 17:00
Understanding Damage of the Extracellular Matrix at the Single Collagen Fibril Level
Laurent Kreplak (Dalhousie University, Canada)
17:00 17:30
Optical Stretching Forces Revisited
Monika Ritsch-Marte (Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria)
17:30 17:45 Characterising Single Chain Motion in a Crowded Environment
Masoumeh Keshavarz (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
17:45 18:15
Magnetic Resonance Elastography: Towards High Resolution Scans of Soft Tissue Viscoelasticity in Radiological Routine
Ingolf Sack (Charité, Berlin, Germany)
18:15 18:45
Actin and Myosin Drive Membrane Protein Dynamics in a Cell Inspired in vitro Active Composite
Darius Köster  (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India)
The Prospective End



 
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