Tumor-immune dynamics

January 5 to January 9, 2015

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Amina Eladdadi, Peter Kim, Dann Mallet, and Chae-Ok Yun

Original Announcement

This workshop will be devoted to mathematical and computational modeling of tumor-immune dynamics. Recent research in cancer immunology and immunotherapy strongly suggests that the immune system plays a fundamental role in combating tumors, and hence could be used as a vehicle to prevent or cure cancer. However, fundamental questions concerning complex interactions between the immune system and tumors remain. For example, several current research directions seek to investigate how components of the immune system synergize to limit cancer development, how tumors escape immune recognition and control, and why some immunotherapies can inhibit the progression of certain tumors while stimulating the growth of others. The multidimensional, nonlinear nature of these interactions will require cross-disciplinary collaboration and approaches to understand key interactions, and capture more realistic dynamics of the essential biology.

The main topics for the workshop are:

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.