Dr. David Odde

Almost all of our data from cancer patients’ cells is obtained after killing the cells. Why not keep the cancer cells alive, and first make movies of their dynamics? In this talk, I describe how we could then use these movies to build computer models that predict patient prognosis and point to potential therapeutic strategies. Trained as a chemical engineer, David Odde studies the molecular mechanics of cell division and migration, applying state-of-the-art mathematical modeling to fight a great nemesis: cancer. His team’s groundbreaking progress in fighting cancer is no small feat. Continued innovation is as critical as ever. In many respects, the camera on your smartphone is more technologically advanced than the most sophisticated equipment Odde uses in his research. Only now, in the 21st century, is oncology beginning to embrace mathematical and computational modeling. Why not capitalize on our progress in personal digital technology to make a significant impact on the world? This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa0MzUVhEZjRtSnVkU1lQNjhXVUNENzl2Y2lqUXxBQ3Jtc0tsRGdLMllXZk1pYUtVVnNTdm9mek1QZG5JNURQaTJMZnN1aEc0M0ZsQ3FKcjFTeVlod1NzVFR3QnpUYkRKempTeEd6WHdJelZlYzJlMWNVcEdQbE5FRkVIdF9VMUNwMlk2VEJ4NjBuWVFsaDA3TkJ1VQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ted.com%2Ftedx&v=lrR7KYusRwc