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Systems BiologyThe goal of systems biology is to describe the dynamic processes of life and of biological systems using mathematical models. In line with the foundation of the new Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) we have compiled some background information about systems biology for you: To the systems biology feature.
One highlight of the course was the lecture from Rodger Novak, the co-founder and president of CRISPR Therapeutics who shared the story of the development of the company CRISPR Therapeutics and stressed the importance of credibility for start-ups. As most participants were from biomedical science, the course also highlighted how biomedical science fuels and contributes to the…
As the cost of genomic sequencing falls, scientists around the world are using genetics to better understand the bacteria causing infections, how diseases spread, how bacteria gain resistance to drugs, and which strains of bacteria may cause outbreaks.
However, current methods to identify the genetic adaptations in emerging strains of bacteria behind an outbreak are time-consuming…
Fungi are playing a crucial role in the search for new active compounds: As a rich source of metabolic products with selective biological activity, they can be used for the development of new drugs. The so-called mycobiota of tropical countries offers a great potential – the fungi in a habitat with an immense biodiversity that still remains widely unexplored. In the past years,…
Based on the profound expertise of YUMAB’s four founders Stefan Dübel, André Frenzel, Michael Hust, and Thomas Schirrmann in antibody phage display, the company was founded in 2012 with the goal to meet the demand for fully human antibodies in life science research and pharmaceutical development. Since then, the founders with each up to 28 years …
During his or her lifetime, every human being is infected with at least one of the nine human herpesviruses. In most cases, the immune system of healthy people keeps the infection under control and severe illness only rarely develops. Herpesviruses have adapted excellently to their host – they manipulate the immune system in many different ways and manage to remain in the host for…