13th Annual Symposium
Physics of Cancer
Leipzig, Germany
Sept 28 - 30, 2022

Words of Welcome

Cancer is one of the most persistent challenges facing healthcare systems worldwide and a human tragedy still afflicting far too many individuals. To fight cancer, we must truly understand this incredibly diverse and complex disease. This comprises identifying general patterns of malignant tumor behavior that are dictated by the laws of physics and to combine it with our knowledge about their characteristic genetic modifications and molecular expression behaviour. Identifying these physical patterns of tumor behavior, understanding them mechanistically, and ultimately translating them into novel approaches for cancer diagnosis and treatment is the goal of the research area "Physics of Cancer".

The Physics of Cancer International Symposium gathers leading experts and outstanding young scientists working in this cutting-edge and interdisciplinary field of research to create an atmosphere of openness and lively academic exchange as well as to establish an important networking platform for young scientists. We warmly welcome you to join the community and participate in Physics of Cancer 2022!
This year we have four focus sessions comprising traditional topics centered on the biophysical properties of malignant cells and tissue as well as on novel bio- und nanotechnological approaches with direct clinical applications:

  • Cancer-Immunology

  • Cancer cell migration and the tumour microenvironment

  • Cell mechanics in cancer

  • Nanoagents for targeted cancer cell manipulation

    I wish us all an interesting and insightful POC 2022 conference!

    Cornelia Monzel
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

    -- Organizing Team PoC 2022 --

    Organizing Committee

  • Josef A. Käs
    Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany 

  • Cornelia Monzel
    Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany 

  • Ben Fabry
    Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 

  • Mareike Zink
    Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany 

  • Jörg Schnauß
    Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany 


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