MATHEMATICS IN MEDICINE PROGRAMME, 1994-95


WORKSHOP : Cell kinetics: 23 - 27 May 1995

Invited speakers:

N. Wright (ICRF/Hammersmith)
C. Potten (Paterson Institute for Cancer Research)
A. Columbano (Cagliari)
L. Mallucci (Guy's Medical School)
O. Iversen (Oslo)

One of the main differences between a cancer cell and a normal cell is that it has escaped the normal mechanisms that control its proliferation and division. A deep understanding of the cell-cycle is therefore vital for an understanding of why cells become and remain cancerous. Mathematical models of cell kinetics (age-structured population models, cell migration models, models of growth factors and inhibitory factors etc.) provide an insight into the growth characteristics of tumours.

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Further details and registration forms are available from:

Louise Williamson
ICMS
14 India Street
Edinburgh EH3 6EZ
tel: 0131-220-1777
e-mail: icms@maths.ed

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Chris Eilbeck / Heriot-Watt University/ chris@ma.hw.ac.uk