February 17-19, 2020
Ongoing for more than 10 years, the NYUAD Center for Genomics and System Biology Annual Symposium is one of the leading symposium on modern biology in the region.
In the center’s research programs, the organizers apply cutting-edge genomic technology and systems-level approaches to areas including biodiversity, the complexity of neuronal systems, chemical & functional genomics, cells, development and diseases, synthetic biology, and food security. Each year, internationally distinguished speakers are invited to reflect diverse research areas.
Throughout the years, the symposia were convened by members of the NYUAD CGSB community:
The Women in STEM luncheon was first co-organized in 2016 and continued to 2020 in association with Kirsten Sadler Edepli in which women speakers from CGSB Symposium networked with women faculty, researchers, and undergraduates attending the conference.
The event continues to provide female students and junior researchers to interact with prominent women scientists and their careers in the field of science.
Another special event at the CGSB Symposia offers the chance to network with editors of prestigious scientific journals followed by a Q&A session in a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into the publication process.
The event hosted many high profile journal editors, including:
Laura Zahn, Science
Di Jiang, PLOS Biology
Tanguy Chouard, Nature
Sarah Geisler, Cell
Nathalie LeBot, Nature
Pamela Hines, Science
Catherine Potenski, Nature Genetics
Beverly Purnell, Science
Mohammed Yahia, Nature Middle East
Boyana Konforti, Simons Foundation