Sunday, November 10, 2013

Prof. Dana Pe'er: November 13th

Title: Revealing tumor heterogeneity between and within tumors

Abstract: Systematic characterization of cancer genomes has revealed a staggering complexity and heterogeneity of aberrations among individuals.  More recently appreciated that intra-tumor heterogeneity is of critical importance, each tumor harboring sub-populations that vary in clinically important phenotypes such as drug sensitivity. A major challenge involves the development of analysis methods to integrate the flood of high-throughput data on tumors towards a past of personalized care. We will elaborate on two  computational approaches on this path:  (1) Integration of genetic and genomic data to identify genetic determinants of cancer.  (2) Single cell analysis of signaling based on mass cytometry, a novel technology that can accurately measure more than forty signaling molecules simultaneously single cells.

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