ICSB Hosts Biomedical Research Conference

Author: Marissa Gebhard

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity (ICSB) hosted a three-day conference on interdisciplinary biomedical research held on March 1–3, 2009 at the Center for Continuing Education. The keynote public lecture was given on March 1 (Sunday) by Anantha Shekhar, director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (I-CTSI) and professor pharmacology and neurobiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His lecture, "Clinical and Translational Research Cycle: Complex Biomedical Modeling Approach to Human Diseases” was in the McKenna Hall Auditorium at the Center for Continuing Education at 5 p.m.


Over thirty invited speakers from research centers, institutes, medical schools and universities from across the nation came together to discuss recent developments in biomedical modeling and experimentation with the intent of forming collaborations. Complex biomedical modeling efforts include predictive multi-scale simulations consisting of different sub-models at each scale, scalable parallelism for heterogeneous dynamical simulations, a data-rich environment with experimentally determined model parameters and, finally, distributed multidisciplinary research teams and resources. 

On Monday (March 2) the conference included a special session titled, “Biomedical Technology and Interaction with Industry,” which will include the following speakers and times:

The conference sponsors were the College of Science and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among clinicians and leading researchers in the fields of biomedicine, biochemistry, bioengineering, computational and mathematical biology and biophysics.  

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