The Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are hosting a Symposium on Cellular Complexity on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Campus Center.
This symposium offers attendees an opportunity to hear presentations from five leading global researchers in cellular complexity as well as a poster session to network with academic researchers and industrial practitioners from the New England area. The reductionist approaches of molecular and cellular biology have produced revolutionary advances in our understanding of biological function and information processing. The next challenge is to address cellular complexity by relating molecular components to their systemic function. By its very nature, the study of cellular complexity requires effective integration of scientists and engineers with different technical backgrounds and the interdisciplinary training of students to meet the rapidly evolving needs of academia, industry and government.