Computational System Biology Blossoms at ICSB, but When Will it Bear Fruit for Pharma? | GenomeWeb

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Around 700 self-described “systems biologists” gathered in this picturesque German city for the fifth annual International Conference on Systems Biology last week. The high attendance — a record for the annual meeting — was just one of several indicators that the field is one of biotechnology’s fastest growing disciplines, despite an apparent reluctance on the part of the pharmaceutical industry to jump on board.

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