November 21, 2018

A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements. The discovery could have a major impact on millions of people undergoing therapies to prevent the spread of cancer within the body.

This research is published in Nature Communications, a leading research journal.

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September 17, 2018

Please click here to download the PSOC pilot project RFP.  Proposals are due October 19, 2018 at 5 PM.



March 12, 2018

Becky Klank, Steve Rosenfeld, and Dave Odde published an article that has quickly become the second-most read article in Convergent Sciences Physical Oncology a mere eight weeks after publication.  The article, A Brownian dynamics tumor progression simulator with application to glioblastoma, discusses the impact of accounting for the volume cells occupy when simulating Glioblastoma progression. 

March 5, 2018

UMN PSOC hosted our NCI and external advisors on campus on March 5th. We were proud to present the exciting progress being made in UMN PSOC labs and we received valuable feedback from our advisors. Thanks to everyone who participated in a great day!

January 29, 2018

Steve Rosenfeld, chair of the PSON Brain Tumor Working Group, and Jann Sakaria, an investigator in the MIT/Mayo PSOC and the Mayo Brain Tumor SPORE, organized a meeting in Amelia Island Florida to explore opportunities to connect the PSON and SPORE brain tumor research communities. The group identified key questions and knowledge gaps in the field that are impeding progress in the development of effective brain tumor therapies.  

January 9, 2018

We held a Mini-Retreat today to bring the UMN PSOC investigators together to discuss strategies for accelerating translation of PSOC-supported technologies into clinical impact. We are excited to continue these discussions and to continue developing the translational capabilities of our center. 

November 21, 2017

Congratulations to Dave Odde for being recognized as an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow for his contributions to the understanding of the self assembly and force generation of microtubules, F-actin, and associated proteins.  Click here to learn more.

November 20, 2017

Horacio Estabridis and Dave Odde, in collaboration with Aniket Jana and Amrinder Nain from Virginia Tech, published a paper entitled Cell Migration in 1D and 2D Nanofiber Microenvironments that was published today in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.  This paper describes the use of Spinneret Tunable Engineered Parameter (STEP) fibers as an ex-vivo nanoscale model system for studying  cell migration and uses a computational motor-clutch cell migration simulator to explain the experimental results.

Click here to download the paper. 

November 14, 2017

Click here to see Dave's TEDx talk and to learn about how we can use live cell movies and computational modeling to move cancer research forward.