In this Distinguished Scholars Series event, Dr. Peter Kohl, Professor and Chair of Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology at Imperial College London, asks what is systems biology? How does it differ from classic biomedical research? Do we need it? What is the role of computer models in this context? Can they be relied on? Can computer simulations replace experiments on living animals? When will we have an all-inclusive model of a patient? These and other questions are often raised in the context of postgenomic research. Dr. Kohl will present a personal and—as he admits—likely biased view on the Systems Biology Challenge. He will illustrate his views using examples from heart research conducted by his team and collaborators and finish with a Praise of Failure (students: take note!). A free public reception precedes the talk at 5:00 p.m.
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