Cancer, Evolution, ALife: Discovery of Cancer Treatment

Aim and scope
The International Workshop on Cancer, Evolution, ALife is a meeting organized by the EVO-NANO consortium, where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in interdisciplinary approaches towards origins and development of cancers, innovative ways of searching for cancer treatment such as nanomedicine, and the role of cancer in evolution of the species.

Topics of Interest
Papers and presentations are sought in all areas that relate to search for cancer treatment using AI and evolutionary optimisation, automatic optimisation of treatments such as nanomedicine and immunotherapy, novel modelling techniques, molecular origin of cancer, the role of cancer in evolution of species, interpretation of cancer in terms of artificial life and artificial immune systems, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, computational systems biology, genetic networks, cellular computing, validation through in vitro/vivo tumour models and tumour-on-a-chip devices. Both theoretical and experimental papers are welcome.

Extended versions of selected papers from the workshop will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems and/or BioSystems.

Workshop date: May 27, 2020

How to join
ZOOM Meeting ID: 634 0591 6022
Passcode: 252520

 Central European Time (CET)
Workshop Opening (resolving technical issues, welcoming statement, very short introduction of attendes)9:00
Invited talk: Is cancer a form of cellular organised crime?
Dan V. Nicolau
Queensland University of Technology, Australia and University of Oxford, UK
Invited talk: Targeting cancer cells by altering pre-mRNA splicing
Michael R. Ladomery
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE, Bristol, UK
Evolutionary computation in the service of the fight against cancer
Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas, Larry Bull, Andrew Adamatzky and Igor Balaz
University of the West of England, UK and University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Coffee Break (please bring your own)11:00
Adaptive Novelty and Automated Generation of Cancer Treatments in Simple Agent-based Model
Igor Balaz, Tara Petric, Marina Kovacevic, Namid Stillman, Antisthenis Tsompanas
University of Novi Sad, Serbia, University of Bristol and University of the West of England, UK
Vessel-on-chip in-vitro model for nanomedicine validation
Jean Cacheux, Sergio Davila and Isabel Rodriguez
IMDEA Nanoscience C/ Faraday, Spain
Therapeutic Manipulation of Macrophages for the Treatment of Cancer using Nanoparticles
Fernando Torres Andón, Maria Jose Alonso, Paola Allavena
Universidadae De Santiago De Compostela
Systems-based biomarkers for precision oncology
Federica Eduati
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Lunch Break (please bring your own)13:30
Explainable AI for Nanoparticle Design in Cancer Treatment
Sepinoud Azimi, Marina Kovacevic, Sebastien Lafond, Igor Balaz
Åbo Akademi University, Finland and University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Determination of the physiological effect of functionalized nanoparticles (CSC dynamic models)
Petra Gener
Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca, Spain
Convenient and versatile platform based on functionalized gold nanoparticles for assessment of biological activity
Dariusz Witt
ProChimia Surfaces, Poland
Overcoming Nanoparticle Transport Barriers using in silico/in vitro Methods
Namid Stillman, Scott McCormick, Sabine Hauert
University of Bristol, UK
The Dynamic Optical Micro-Environment (DOME)
Ana Maria Rubio Denniss, Thomas Gorochowski, Sabine Hauert
University of Bristol, UK
Invited Talk: Universal Criticality Beyond Edge Of Chaos, Derived From Proto-Anticipation
Gunji Yukio-Pegio
Waseda University, Japan