Professor Andy Lynch of the School of Medicine and the School of Mathematics and Statistics will deliver his inaugural lecture: ‘Getting cancer’s number: An interface of statistics and molecular biology’ in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle.
Cancer arises from cells in which genomic mutations have occurred. Advances in genome sequencing in the last fifteen years have allowed for the investigation of these mutations on a scale that was previously inconceivable. As a result, much has been learned about the origins of cancer, the progression of the disease, and new avenues for treatment. In this lecture, Professor Lynch will discuss some of what can be learnt about a cancer by sequencing its genome, and will highlight contemporary and future challenges for analysing such data.
The Lecture will be followed by a Reception in Lower College Hall.