Highlighting New Frontiers in Systems Biology, scientists from across Yale and beyond gathered May 25th for the annual symposium of the Yale Systems Biology Institute and related Cancer Systems Biology program, the first in-person gathering in over two years.
Remaining consistent throughout the pandemic, this year’s symposium retained its central focus on research presentations and posters from a network of grad students and postdocs from Yale and its partners. Prizes were sponsored by the Biochemical Journal.
“Today’s pressing health issues do not respect traditional scientific boundaries,” said Michael Crair in opening remarks. The Vice Provost for Research, who has responsibility for Yale’s West Campus, pointed to the systems biology community as a “great example” of what West Campus has become – “a richly collaborative space, a sort of united nations of science that we know is necessary to our understanding of some of the most pressing challenges in health science.”
Led by Andre Levchenko, Director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute, well over 20 different departments, centers, programs and external collaborative partners reconnected at symposium 2022.
Highlights from the day included numerous flash talks by junior scholars, and a keynote talk by Tobias Meyer, Professor of Cell and Development Biology at Weill Cornell Medicine, about his work to understand molecule signaling networks in human cells.
By Jon Atherton