Seminar - Simon Tavaré

photo of Dr. Simon Tavare
March 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
700 Fairchild

Director, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

University of Cambridge

Title: "New uses for old theory: using population genetics approaches to understand cancer heterogeneity”

Abstract: I will describe how mathematical and statistical methods developed to understand the behavior of gene frequencies in populations can be exploited to study aspects of cancer evolution, particularly tumor heterogeneity. I will give some examples to illustrate the theme. I will also describe a novel approach to collecting   “3.5D” information about tumors at a scale that will revolutionize how we study tumors, and will need new mathematical and statistical methods to interpret.

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