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November Boston QSP: The Blog

Thank you everyone for attending our November event. This was our most attended event yet!

The distinguished speaker for the event was Dr. Joseph Lehar, executive director of computational biology at Merck Research Laboratories. The title of his talk was “Exploring systems biology and precision medicine at scale.” The event was moderated by one of the Boston QSP advisors, Dr. Kostas Biliouris, Principal Pharmacometrics Scientist, Pharmacometrics Liaison for Neuroscience, Novartis.

Dr. Lehar has had a wide-ranging experience throughout his career that spans from academia to industry and startup to big-pharma. His presentation included some of the work in the areas of systems biology and translational precision medicine at Verily, Novartis, and CombinatoRx, in collaboration with the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston University.

The focus of his presentation was on areas of innovation including: using drug combinations as probes of biological systems; applying in-vitro and in-vivo models in systematic perturbation experiments; and using deep learning to extend integrative models or accelerate clinical decision making. He concluded the presentation with his thoughts on promising areas for developing systems biology. A public version of Dr. Lehar's slides can be found here.

This event was organized by Boston QSP and sponsored by Pfizer.

Our next event will be on January 10th. We have an exciting guest speaker per usual.

RSVP is free but required. RSVP here today to secure your seat.

Our co-organizer and photographer, Mike captured some moments from the event. Enjoy the slideshow below!

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About Boston QSP

Boston QSP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the sharing of QSP knowledge, challenges, solutions, and opportunities to advance the field​ as an interdisciplinary community in Boston.

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