VÍCTOR M. PÉREZ GARCÍA, PUBLIC SPEAKER AT ICIAM 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the “Palau de les Arts” (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), 19:45h
Can Mathematics help in the war against disease?
Mathematical Oncology Laboratory (MôLAB), Institute of Applied Mathematics in Science and Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain.
Victor M. Pérez-García is a professor of Applied Mathematics. He has published more than 130 research papers and has received almost 5000 citations. Currently he is the Director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics in Sciences and the Head of the Mathematical Oncology Laboratory at University of Castilla-La Mancha (MôLAB). He is using mathematics to solve problems in oncology, specifically finding optimal treatments, identifying novel biomarkers, raising hypothesis of applicability in cancer, personalizing therapies and developing in-silico clinical trials. He also works on other biomedical problems such as diabetes. He and his research group collaborate with more than 25 hospitals and biomedical research institutes worldwide.
The Public Lecture will be celebrated at the “Palau de les Arts”. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is a majestic building designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. The innovative architecture of this 40.000 square metre building -75 metres high-, accommodates four venues for opera, music, ballet and theatre. Platforms project at different levels with passage ways and Mediterranean gardens. Access to the different areas is provided by means of panoramic lifts and staircases situated inside the metal sides of the building. The Palau is surrounded by more than 60.000 square metres of gardens, pathways, and 11.000 square metres of water in the reflecting pools below.