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Computational Approaches to Clinical Medicine




for Members

Computational Approaches to Clinical Medicine

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

The New York Academy of Sciences
115 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10006, New York City, 10006 USA

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Cancer is a complicated disease with multiple etiologies. The complexity of cancer makes accurate diagnosis and optimal treatments challenging. This 75-minute webinar will explore the recent advances on the use of Big Data analytics and applied mathematics to improve cancer diagnosis and anti-cancer treatments.

In This Webinar, You'll Learn

  • How Big Data is being used to improve diagnosis and treatment;
  • How mathematical modeling of cancer evolution can optimize anti-cancer treatments;
  • What are the next steps to using computational advances to improve healthcare?


Olivier Elemento

Olivier Elemento, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Olivier Elemento, PhD, combines Big Data analytics with experimentation to develop entirely new ways to help prevent, diagnose, understand, treat and ultimately cure cancer. He is a Walter B. Wriston Research Scholar and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also the Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine. Elemento received his BS from Paul Sabatier University and his doctorate from CNRS/University of Montpellier. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and joined Weill Cornell Medicine in 2008.

Franziska Michor

Franziska Michor, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Franziska Michor, PhD, utilizes theoretical evolutionary biology, applied mathematics, statistics, and computational biology to improve tumor diagnostics and anti-cancer treatment options in order to alleviate cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Dr. Michor is a Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Data Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. She is also the Director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center and the Center for Cancer Evolution. Dr. Michor received her BS from the University of Vienna, Austria, and her PhD at Harvard University. She was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2010.

Access to Webinar Materials

A link to the eBriefing (video recording) of this Webinar will be available to all registrants within 30 days of the event date.  The eBriefing will be available to all registrants for 60 days following publication, after which it will revert to Member-only access. Not a Member? Join today.