Prof. Dr. Michael C. Mackey
Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Title of the talk:
Using mathematics to understand, treat and avoid hematological disease: Better medicine through mathematics
This talk will trace work in my Montréal group in the mathematical modeling of periodic hematological diseases. The ‘understand’ part talks about our use of modeling to figure out what causes cyclical neutropenia, the ‘treat’ part refers to our work on treating cyclical neutropenia using recombinant cytokines, while the ‘avoid’ part deals with our current ongoing work in trying to obviate the deleterious effects of chemotherapy on blood cell production—one of the major negative side effects of chemo.
Further information: Prof. Dr. Detlef Gabel, Professor of Chemistry, Focus Area: Health - Life Sciences & Chemistry, Building Research II, Room 93, Email: d.gabel [at] jacobs-university.de, Tel: +49 421 200-3585, Link to Homepage: http://www.jacobs-university.de/ses/dgabel