Stanford CCSB 2nd Annual Symposium

Systems Biology of Cancer

May 7, 2012

The Stanford CCSB will hold an Annual Symposium at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center. This conference is designed for participants to explore systems biology approaches that aim to elucidate the role of differentiation, self-renewal, stem cells in cancer initiation, progression and treatment.


  • 8:00-8:30 am Registration & Check-in, Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:55 Welcome & Overview
    Sylvia Plevritis, PhD, Radiology, Stanford University
  • 8:55-9:35 Epigenetic Regulation in Stem Cells, Hematopoieses, and Cancer
    Stuart Orkin, MD Pediatric Oncology, Harvard University
  • 9:35-10:15 A Single Cell Systems Structured View of Immunity and Cancer
    Garry Nolan, PhD Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11:10 Pluripotency, Etc.
    Ihor Lemischka, PhD Stem Cell Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • 11:10-11:50 A Multi-Cancer Slug-based Mesenchymal Transition Signature
    Dimitris Anastassiou, PhD Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • 11:50-1:05 pm Lunch
  • 1:05-1:45 Evolutionary Dynamics of Mutations in Structured Populations
    David Dingli, MD, PhD Hematology, Mayo Clinic
  • 1:45-2:25 Clonal Evolution of Pre-Leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cells Precedes Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD Hematology/Stem Cell Institute, Stanford University
  • 2:25-2:40 Break
  • 2:40-3:20 Follicular Lymphoma Tumor Subpopulations Distinguished by Signaling, Cell Surface Marker Expression, and Somatic Mutations
    Ash Alizadeh MD, PhD Medicine/Oncology, Stanford University
  • 3:20-4:00 Using Network-based Models to Identify Combinations of Causal Factors Underlying Complex Traits
    Daphne Koller, PhD Computer Science, Stanford University
  • 4:00-4:30 Adjourn


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