Based at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, Cancer Ecology is a small research group led by David Basanta. We are mathematical modellers who work with biologists and clinicians, trying to understand the ecology of tumors and the evolutionary dynamics of cancer progression and resistance to treatment.

Helicobacter pylori and stem cells in the gastric crypt

Excellent post by Artem about his group in this year's IMO Workshop. Artem (as well as my friends and colleagues at Moffitt Jacob Scott and Philip Gerlee) have blogged about the IMO workshop before. This post shows how much can a theoretician learn about a complete new type of disease in a very short period of time...if in the right company.As Artem points out, the embedded video ( also shows a flavour of how the workshop works. Spoiler alert: it's called WORKshop for a reason.

Memes, compound strategies, and factoring the replicator equation

Stem cells, branching processes and stochasticity in cancer