From basic research to applications
Around 200 researchers traveled to the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern on September 1 to take part in the All SystemsX.ch Day 2016. Scientists from different systems biology-related disciplines took over the museum for the day, where a packed program offered talks from project leaders and a comprehensive poster exhibition.
Particularly interesting were the potential applications of the research being presented. Martin Fussenegger from ETH Zurich showed how prosthetic gene networks could be employed to induce therapeutic responses. With the help of illustrative examples, he presented possible applications of his research in the treatment of psoriasis and erectile dysfunction.