Como School on Cancer Evolution
23 - 26 May 2023
General Chairs
Marco Antoniotti
Call for Participation
Lake Como Workshop and School on Cancer Evolution 2023

May 23 - May 26, 2023
Villa del Grumello - via per Cernobbio, 11 - 22100 Como, ITALY

Cancer is a multi-factorial disease caused by the malfunction of the
bio-molecular machinery that regulates the body's "checks and
balances". This leads to the uncontrolled growth of certain cell
subpopulations selected by evolutionary pressure, which ultimately
threatens the host’s survival.

In the last 15 years, countless algorithmic, statistical, and
mathematical modelling strategies have greatly aided in understanding
the disease’s intricacies, especially by leveraging the vast and
increasing amounts of omics data generated from cancer
samples. Importantly, new experimental paradigms, such as those on
patient-derived models are delivering the first exciting results.

In this lively field, the **Como School on Cancer Evolution**
(CSCE 2023) brings together researchers from both dry- and wet-labs to
explore the challenges posed by cancer as a an evolutionary disease.

The School will allow the participants to gain expertise on
state-of-the-art concepts, methods and applications from both cancer
biology and computational sciences, especially data science and
artificial intelligence, and to get a glimpse into the vision of
pioneers in the field of cancer evolution.

Participants are encouraged to present their work in two presentation
sessions that will be held during the workshop.

Finally, all the attendees will receive a certificate of completion of
the School.

Speakers (confirmed)

* Charles Cantor, Professor Emeritus (Boston University, USA) and
Chief Scientific Officer at Sequenom, Inc. (San Diego, California).
* Dan Landau, Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center and
joint appointment Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of
Hematology and Medical Oncology and the Department of Physiology and
Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Newy Ork, USA.
* Iuliana Laza, Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine and in the
Center for Precision Medicine and Genomics, Columbia University, New
York, USA
* Bud Mishra, Professor of Computer Science, Engineering &
Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University.
* Robert Murphy, Professor of Computational Biology Emeritus at the
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
* Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Director of the Molecular mechanisms of
cancer and aging Unit, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy.
* David Posada, Professor of Genetics Center for Biomedical Research,
Universida de Vigo, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain.
* Daniele Ramazzotti, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of
Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
* Maria Rescigno, Deputy Rector for Research, Humanitas University,
Milan, Italy and Group Leader of the Mucosal immunology and
microbiota Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy.
* Ewa Szczurek, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics,
Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

School Directors

* Marco Antoniotti, DCBLab, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
Milan, Italy.
* Riccardo Bellazzi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
* Alex Graudenzi, DCBLab, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
Milan, Italy.
* Bud Mishra, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Tandon
School of Engineering, NYU, New York, NY, USA.
* Andrea Sottoriva, Human Technopole, Milan, Italy

Local Organization

* Gianluca Ascolani (DCBLab)
* Francesco Craighero (DCBLab)
* Alessia Donato (DCBLab)
* Lucrezia Patruno (DCBLab)


* DCBLab, Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione,
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
* Fondazione "Alessandro Volta", Como, Italy
* Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como, Italy


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Registration: Early bird 350 EUR before March 15th, 2023 (with social dinner).
Registration site is at .

All fees include VAT.


A list of local hotels will be provided on the web site, should the
in-person event take place.

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