center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


Registration for 'cell-based therapeutics: the next pillar of medicine' now open

February 12, 2013

Please join us for a one-day symposium on “Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine” at UCSF on Friday, April 12, 2013. Participation is free and open to those planning to be in the Bay Area on April 12, but registration is required as space is limited.

The premise of this forward-looking symposium is that cell-based therapeutics are poised to become the next 'pillar' in medicine, where traditionally small molecules and biologics have dominated. If biologics grew out of foundational research in molecular biology and protein engineering, then cell-based therapeutics will grow out of emerging research in cellular engineering, systems and synthetic biology. We would like to engage the basic and translational science and medical communities to think about new and better ways to use cells to treat human disease. The symposium will feature extended discussion sessions where participants can share their ideas, with the overall goal to outline a roadmap for the development of this pillar in medicine. Click HERE to register.