RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Computational Cancer Biology - Videos Available

By Alex Matthews

San Diego, CA, October 15, 2007  -- Cancer biology is undergoing a revolution spurred by the application of high-throughput techniques such as genome sequencing, comparative genomic hybridization, expression microarrays, and mass spectrometry to tumor samples.  These techniques have generated large collections of data that are impacting both basic cancer biology and clinical applications.  Cancer is disease of tremendous complexity, and thus the analysis and interpretation of this data demands sophisticated, specialized computational methods.

The RECOMB Workshop on Computational Cancer Biology, held at Calit2's Atkinson Hall September 18-20 2007, aimed to bring together researchers from both the biological and computational communities to discuss areas of mutual interest, advance the frontiers of cancer research, and expand the community of researchers working in computational cancer biology.

Archived webcasts of the conference's keynote presentations are now available for On-Demand viewing [Windows Media Player and a Broadband Connection Required; click for information on the latest version, and on other players for Macs and Linux ]

See the conference website for talk abstracts and other information.

Paul Meltzer
From Genomic Profiling to Biological Mechanism in Cancer Research: the Road to Therapeutic Opportunity
Paul Meltzer, National Cancer Institute
Length: 59:20 [video]
Rick Wilson
The Cancer Genome: Early Lessons
Rick Wilson, Washington University at St. Louis
Length: 1:00:13 [video]

Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale
Systems Biology of Breast Cancer: Molecular Profiling at the DNA, mRNA and miRNA Level; Relevance for Prognostication and Therapy Prediction
Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale ,Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Centre (Norway)
Length: 58:28 [video]
First five minutes of talk lost due to technical difficulties
Donna Albertson
Causes and Consequences of Genomic Instability in Cancer
Donna Alberstson, UC San Francisco
Length: 42:26 [video]
Collin Collins
The Challenge and Promise of Structural Oncogenomics
Collin Collins, UC San Francisco
Length: 46:04 [video]

Paul Spellman
Systematic Analysis of Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Paul Spellman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Length: 56:49 [video]

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