11th Annual Symposium
Physics of Cancer
Leipzig, Germany
September 22-24, 2020
 
The online conference will be hosted by Leipzig University.
We plan to use the software "Big Blue Button"
which is an open source solution, made for large auditories.
The official conference link will be posted on this website in due time.


  
A G E N D A



Tuesday - September 22, 2020
 
11:00 – 13:00
Conference check-in and on-site registration
13:00 – 13:15
Opening | Welcome Words
13:15 – 13:45
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Kristian Franze
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Session I: Brain Tumors
13:45 – 14:15
Impact of microtubule acetylation on mechanosensitive migration
Sandrine Etienne-Manneville
Institut Pasteur, France
14:15 – 14:30
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Contributed Talk 1
14:30 – 15:00
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Jens Januschke  
University of Dundee, Great Britain
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break
Session 2: Cell Mechanics
15:30 – 16:00
YAP mechanosensing in the nucleus
Allen Ehrlicher
Mc Gill University, Canada
16:00 – 16:15
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Contributed Talk 2
16:15 – 16:45
How does the extracellular matrix affect the rigidity of an embedded spheroid?
Jennifer M. Schwarz
Syracuse University, USA
16:45 – 17:15
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Moumita Das
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA


Wednesday - September 23, 2020

Session 3: Brain Tumors
09:00 – 09:30
Investigating the role of the biomechanical microenvironment in determining response to anti-brain cancer therapies
Geraldine O`Neill
The University of Sydney, Australia
09:30 – 09:45
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Contributed Talk 3
09:45 – 10:15
Coffee break
10:15 – 10:45
Confined cell migration - a dynamical systems perspective
Chase Broedersz
LMU Munich, Germany
10:45 – 11:00
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Contributed Talk 4
11:00 – 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 – 15:30

Virtual Poster Session
(15 slots available for 5 min. presentations)

Young Scientist Awards


Session 4: Cell Mechanics
15:30 – 16:00
Viscoelastic properties of the isolated but metabolically intact nucleus
Paul Janmey
University of Pennsylvania, USA
16:00 – 16:30
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Sara Nizzero
Houston Methodist Hospital, USA
16:30 – 16:45
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Contributed Talk 5
16:45 – 17:15
Control of cell shape by vimentin intermediate filaments
Alison E. Patteson
Syracuse University, USA
17:15 – 17:45
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Michael Murrell
Yale University, USA

Thursday - September 24, 2020

Session 5: Cell Polarity
09:00 – 09:30
Microtubules are sensory elements mediating feedback from integrin adhesions to the actomyosin cytoskeleton
Alexander Bershadsky
National University of Singapore, Singapore & Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
09:30 – 10:00
Heterogeneity and plasticity of migratory cell behaviours
Alexandre Kabla
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
10:00 – 10:15
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Contributed Talk 6
10:15 – 10:45
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Benoit Ladoux
National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee break
Session 6: Extracellular Matrix
11:15 – 11:45
How to interact: Investigation cell-substrate adhesion as a prerequisite to study tissue mechanics ex vivo
Mareike Zink
Leipzig University, Germany
11:45 – 12:15
Nanofibrous biopolymer scaffolds - from molecular mechanisms to new biomaterials
Dorothea Brüggemann
University of Bremen, Germany
12:15 – 12:30
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Contributed Talk 7
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch buffet
Session 7: Cell Mechanics
13:30 – 14:00
Jamming transitions of collective cancer cell invasion in 3D tissue
Peter Friedl
Radboud University, The Netherlands
14:00 – 14:30
Growth mechanics - coexistence and evolution
Jens Elgeti
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
14:30 – 14:45
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Contributed Talk 8
14:45 – 15:15
Virtual fluidic channels: single cell rheology and tissue mechanics
Oliver Otto
University of Greifswald, Germany
15:15 – 15:45
Coffee break
Session 8: Physics of Cancer
15:45 – 16:15
Using CRISPR and TIRFM to Interrogate the in vivo Dynamics of Protein Complexes with Single Molecule Sensitivity
Ian G. Macara
Vanderbilt University, USA
16:15 – 16:30
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Contributed Talk 9
16:30 – 17:00
Integrating evolutionary mathematical models into cancer therapy to increase the probability of control and cure
Robert Gatenby
Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
17:00 – 17:30
Direct evidence that tumor cells soften when navigating confined spaces
Sanjay Kumar
University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

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