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Conference “Physics of Cancer” focuses on tumors of the brain

At the 11th edition of the specialist conference on the physics of cancer cells, "Physics of Cancer", the focus this year is on the special features of tumors in the brain and central nervous system and on cell polarization and symmetry breaks. Around 100 researchers from all over the world will meet at the University of Leipzig and online from September 22nd to 24th.

“Our first focus is on the peculiarities that tumors of the brain and central nervous system have. Just as neurons of the central nervous system have peculiarities in their physical properties, brain tumors also exhibit peculiarities in their physical properties. These can result from the immune-privileged situation in the brain, from the physical properties of the brain and/or the specific composition of the cytoskeleton of the cells in the CNS," explains Dr. Thomas Fuhs. The scientific employee of the Faculty of Physics and Geosciences organized the conference this year together with Prof. Kristian Franze, Humboldt Professor from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Prof. Dr. Josef A. Käs from the University of Leipzig.

Renowned cancer biologists, physicists and physicians exchange views on the latest developments in the field of cancer cell physics. Her goal is to be able to make more reliable predictions about the behavior of tumor cells in the human body. The conference was planned from the outset in such a way that it could have taken place entirely online. According to Fuhs, 50 participants are now coming to Leipzig. Other researchers, especially the speakers from the US, will follow the conference online.

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Source: Press release from the University of Leipzig from September 18.09.2020th, XNUMX

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