Lund University
September 5 - 7, 2022
00:00 - 00:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+02:00

Symposium ‘Cancer, multicellularity and complex systems’ 5-7 September 2022

The rise of multicellularity on Earth and the rise of cancer within the human body are critical events that we do not fully understand. It seems clear, however, that these events are joined by how they result from complex ecological and evolutionary processes. To unravel these processes, it also seems clear that we have to gather expertise from several scientific disciplines. Only by seeking the evolutionary and complex origins of tumor formation, can we improve our ability to predict and target cancer early.

Here, we gather experts from the fields of evolutionary, tumor and stem cell biology, as well as geobiology, virology, and physics to discuss what we collectively do - and do not yet - know about cancer and multicellularity from an evolutionary perspective.

Opening Day (5 Sept) at 3-5 pm in the University Main Building Auditorium: This three-day event commences with a keynote lecture and a panel discussion led by Lars Mogensen on challenges and benefits of transdisciplinary science. This event is open to all. If you're attending only the opening day - just pop by (no registration needed). If you register and pay for the symposium, you will have a reserved seat at the opening event.

Symposium Sessions (6-7 Sept.) at Grand Hotel: Then follows two days of talks and discussions open to scientists. We particularly encourace junior scientists to join the symposium. These sessions will take place in the 'Piratensalen' at the Grand Hotel in Lund. Participation in this part of the symposium comes with a fee that covers lunch over the course of the two days.

Note that the symposium will be held at two different locations. The opening afternoon (Monday the 5th) will take place in the Lund University Building Auditorium, Paradisgatan 2, while the rest of the symposium will be held at Grand Hotel, Bantorget 1. Feel free to download information in attached pdf:s (to the right).