Using Computers to Simulate Entire Cells

When: Thursday, June 8th – 6 p.m.

Where: Playground Global in Palo Alto – 380 Portage Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

The Health Extension Foundation Presents:

Prof. Markus Covert of Stanford

 

Software is eating the world! To master our biology, and thus aging/disease, we need to understand biology, but we are very far from that goal. Ultimately, we should be able to model our entire physiology on a computer. The closest we’ve come to that is modeling just one cell.

That in itself was an impressive feat for our times. Come meet the man who accomplished this!

Prof Markus Covert obtained his PhD in Bioengineering/ Bioinformatics from UCSD in 2003, and is currently an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford. His focus is on building computational models of complex biological processes and using these models to guide an experimental program. Such an approach leads to a relatively rapid identification and validation of previously unknown components and interactions. Biological systems of interest include metabolic, regulatory and signaling networks as well as cell-cell interactions.

The event is hosted at Playground Global, the most exciting new VC and incubator for hardware startups. It’s impressive and beautiful interior houses some startups likely to become household names, incredible million-dollar metal 3D printers, and more!

All tickets include Dinner – see below for tickets, location, and schedule:

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When:

Thursday, 8 June 2016, 6PM

Where:

380 Portage Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM Gather for Dinner and Conversation
  • 7:00 PM Presentations and Questions
  • 8:15 PM Desserts, Drinks and Discussions

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Thanks to our sponsor George Zachary from Charles River Ventures

And the ELC

 

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