News from CEXS-UPF
The increasing importance of quantitative biology in scientific research encouraged the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of UPF (DCEXS-UPF) to focus the 5th edition of its annual symposium in this field. Thus, on Wednesday, September 21, from 8.45 am, the 5th Symposium on Quantitative Biology DCEXS: a biological system-level approach was held at the Auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. The conference also served as closing ceremony of the International Conference on Systems Biology 2016, held this year in Barcelona by the UPF and the CRG. The leader of the Dynamical Systems Biology lab of DCEXS, Jordi García Ojalvo, was the main organizer of the Symposium together with James Sharpe, ICREA researcher and program director of the research group on Systems Biology of the CRG.
The director of the DCEXS, David Comas, welcomed the journey. Among the invited speakers were Ala Trusina, associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark); Michael Elowitz, researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA) and Professor of Biology, Biological Engineering and Applied Physics at Caltech (USA); Galit Lahav, principal researcher at the Department of Systems Biology at the Harvard Medical School (USA), and Buzz Baum, head of the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology of the University College London (UK).
The aim of the annual DCEXS symposium is to present the department's research programmes and promote the education of young scientists, as well as provide a place where researchers can discuss their latest results. This is the fifth year that DCEXS has held the symposium.