Virtual Joint Seminar: Open Source Multicellular Systems Modeling for Cancer (and COVID-19)

The Department of Bioengineering will co-host an upcoming virtual seminar with the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) and the Physical Sciences Oncology Center at Penn (PSOC@Penn).

Paul Macklin, Ph.D.

Speaker: Paul Macklin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Indiana University

Date: Monday May 4, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Title: “Open Source Multicellular Systems Modeling for Cancer (and COVID-19)”

Paul Macklin is a mathematician, Associate Professor, and Director of Undergraduate studies in the recently-established Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University. He works with biologists, modelers, and clinicians to develop and validate sophisticated 3D computer models of cancer, SARS-CoV-2, and other multicellular systems, using the open source PhysiCell platform developed by his lab. He also works with the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Energy to co-lead a national initiative to create digital twins for the future of personalized predictive cancer medicine.

For the full abstract and registration details, visit the Penn Engineering events calendar.

Ravi Radhakrishnan Named Director of the Penn Institute for Computational Science

Ravi Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.

Ravi Radhakrishnan, professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the new Director of the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS).

PICS is a cross-disciplinary institute for the advancement, integration, and support of Penn research via the tools and techniques of high-performance computing. It promotes research through a regular seminar series, an annual conference, by hosting joint research projects and through researcher and student training. PICS also enables computational science research by providing an ongoing series of short technical “how to” workshops or bootcamps for Penn researchers and graduate students.

Radhakrishnan’s research interests lie at the interface of chemical physics and molecular biology. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1995 and earned his PhD from Cornell University in 2001. He is a member of the Penn Center for Molecular Discovery and the Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration.

Originally posted on the Penn Engineering Medium blog.