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Early Cancer Institute

Cancer Evolution: from Genome to Ecology conference

Date: 8-10 May 2024
Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, and VIRTUAL
Deadlines: Bursary: 13 February 2024, Abstract: 12 March 2024, In-person: 09 April 2024, Virtual registration: 30 April 2024

This conference is designed for scientists working in evolutionary biology, cancer research, and clinical practice to exchange the latest insights from across the field.

Cancers are an evolving ecosystem of cells, and so knowledge of evolution and ecology is important for understanding both the basic science and the clinical management of cancer

This year’s Cancer Evolution: from Genome to Ecology conference will highlight recent advances in phenotypic plasticity, multicellularity of aging and cancer, as well as, developments in spatial biology and modelling the evolution of caner, including using machine learning methods. Scientific presentations on data visualization will be complemented by informal workshops on using art for scientific gain.

The programme will also include presentations selected from abstracts submitted on the broad themes of the conference. Posters and poster-pitch talks will provide opportunities to present research findings or get feedback on ongoing projects.

This highly-interactive meeting will foster knowledge exchange among evolutionary biologists, ecologists, cancer researchers, clinicians and those from other disciplines who would like to learn about recent developments with application to cancer evolution and ecology. There will be plenty of opportunities to establish collaborations through face-to-face networking with inclusive meals, and optional on-site accommodation.

The conference is held in collaboration with the International Society for Evolution, Ecology and Cancer (ISEEC).

Discussions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including:

  • Modelling the evolution of cancer
  • Aging and cancer
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Spatial biology
  • Beyond the genome
  • Data visualisation and cross-disciplinary learning

There are multiple opportunities to share your research in the form of oral or poster presentations. Help spark new thinking in the field, and contribute towards improving discovery science and clinical management of cancer.

Financial Assistance

Registration bursaries (usually 50% of the registration fee) are available to attend this conference in person. Priority will be given to early carer researchers who are facing financial barriers. 

Additional funding opportunities and financial support is available including carer grants to help delegates with the costs of caring for children or dependent family members while attending a course or a conference.

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Financial assistance / bursary deadline: 13 February 2024

Register for your in-person place and submit an abstract by 12 March 2024

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Wednesday, 8 May, 2024 - 12:30 to Friday, 10 May, 2024 - 14:30
Event location: 
Wellcome Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SA