Today biology requires a quantitative approach to advance the understanding of biological processes. In this context , quantitative biology arises , a branch of research that uses mathematics and physics to understand the functioning of cells and living organisms as a whole. By combining quantitative experimental techniques and computational models, quantitative biology nurtures global knowledge of biology and helps to deepen the interactions that occur between and within living beings themselves. The growing importance of quantitative biology in scientific research has encouraged the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences ( DCEXS-UPF ) to focus the 5th edition of its annual symposium in this field. Thus, next Wednesday , September 21, starting at 8.45 am,

the 5th DCEXS Symposium on Quantitative Brunei Email Lists Biology: a systems-level biological approach will be held . The conference will also serve as the closing ceremony of the 2016 International Conference on Systems Biology , organized this year in Barcelona by UPF and CRG. The leader of the research group on Dynamics of Biological Systems Dynamics of Biological Systemsfrom DCEXS, Jordi García Ojalvo , is the main organizer of the Symposium together with James Sharpe, ICREA researcher and director of the Systems Biology program at the Center for Genomic Regulation ( CRG ). The director of the DCEXS, David Comas, will welcome the event. Guest speakers include Ala Trusina, Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Michael Elowitz,

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researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (United States) and professor of Biology, Biological Engineering and Applied Physics at Caltech (United States); Galit Lahav , Principal Investigator in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School (USA), and Buzz Baum, Head of the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biologyfrom the University School of London (United Kingdom). The program is completed by a series of leading researchers in systems biology who will explore the possibilities of quantitative biology as a tool for biomedicine. The objective of the DCEXS annual symposium is to present the department’s research programs and promote the education of young scientists , as well as to provide a place where researchers can comment and discuss their latest results.

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