Lund 2022: Overview

ELLIIT Focus Period #1

Data-driven modelling and learning for cancer immunotherapy 

April 19 – May 20, 2022

 

Checkpoint inhibitor therapy is a form of cancer treatment that targets checkpoints that regulate the immune system. It works tremendously well in approximately 30 % of subjects, while being largely ineffective in others. Understanding when and why the therapy works or does not work has large implications on the treatment of cancer.

Currently, several research paths are being pursued in search for an answer. With biometric data from patients as well as healthy individuals becoming increasingly available, deep learning and other statistical approaches are applied to this data to find features that correlate with therapeutic outcome. In contrast to this, systems biological approaches try to devise knowledge-based “bottom up” models using single cell data.

The aim of this focus period is to bring together leading “domain” researchers representing the aforementioned directions with leading “method” researchers within machine learning and dynamical systems to initiate new collaborations focusing on research with elements from both domains, that both use and drive the development of novel machine learning techniques.

Confirmed Workshop Speakers

Sonja Aits

Bo Bernhardsson

Petter Brodin

Ana Carneiro

Thoas Fioretos

Magnus Fontes

Samuel Isaacson

Karin Leandersson

Kevin Litchfield

Adam MacLean

Ira Mellman

Christopher Rackauckas

Thomas B. Schön

Kristian Soltesz

Eduardo Sontag

Confirmed Visiting Scholars

The election process for visiting scholarships is still ongoing. The following scholars have been confirmed:

Period 1

Artur Mezheyeuski

Solveig van der Vegt

Period 2

Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks

MieLu McDermott

Scientific Committee

Ira Mellman

Christopher Rackauckas

Charles Swanton

Karin Leandersson

Eduardo Sontag

Organizing Committee

Eva Westin

Sonja Aits

Anders Rantzer

Kristian Soltesz

Bo Bernhardsson

On-site contact persons

 

Eva Westin

+46 46 222 87 87
eva.westin@control.lth.se

Kristian Solstesz

+46 46 222 87 77
 kristian.soltesz@control.lth.se