Computational Cancer Genomics Working Group Evening Lecture

March 9, 2021, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New York Genome Center

The Computational Cancer Genomics Working Group is led by Simon Tavaré, PhD, NYGC and Columbia University, and Sohrab Shah, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This group will build collaborations that apply novel statistical approaches and population-level analyses to major cohorts in cancer genomics.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Speaker Presentations and Q&A

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom.


Simon Tavaré, PhD
Senior Associate Core Member
New York Genome Center

Director, Irving Institute
for Cancer Dynamics
Departments of Statistics
and Biological Sciences
Columbia University



Andrea Sottoriva, PhD
Professor of Cancer Genomics and Evolution
Director of the Centre for Evolution
and Cancer
The Institute of Cancer Research

“The Co-Evolution of the Genome and Epigenome in Colorectal Cancer”

To learn more about Dr. Sottoriva’s  research, see his lab page.


George Vega Yon, PhD
Research Programmer
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

“Triads, Dyads, and Gene Functions: When Social Network Analysis Meets Phylogenetics” 


Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD
Associate Attending
Computational Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“”Capturing Evolutionarily Relevant Tumor-immune Interactions”

To learn more about Dr. Greenbaum’s research, see his lab page.


Moderated by Simon Tavaré, PhD
Discussion and Q&A will take place after each speaker presents.
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