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北京大学定量生物学中心

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    目:Phase Transitions in Metastasis

报告人Robert H. Austin

Member of the National Academy of Sciences

President of the Division of Biological Physics of the American Physical Society

Chair of the U.S. Liaison Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Professor of Princeton University in the Department from Physics

    间:12月13日(周三)10:00-11:00

    点:北京大学静园1号院101会议室

主持人:刘峰 研究员

 :

I propose that metastatic cancers are not in the same physical state as local cancers and have made a phase transition driven by the local high stress ecology of the primary tumor. Specifically we think the emergence of polyploidy is the transition that drives metastasis.

报告人简介:

Robert H. Austin received his B.A. in Physics from Hope College in Holland MI and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1976. He was a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry from 1976-1979 and has been at Princeton University in the Department from Physics from 1979 to the present, achieving the rank of Professor of Physics in 1989.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA. He has served as a President of the Division of Biological Physics of the American Physical Society, and is the present Chair of the U.S. Liaison Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He has served as the biological physics editor for Physical Review Letters, serves on numerous review panels for NIH, NSF, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and NIST, and is the Editor of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics. He won the 2005 Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society.