The Life Sciences Symposium is a meeting organized by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.
The fifth Life Sciences Symposium at Penn State will be held on May 18, 2020 at the Huck Life Sciences Building, and will focus on the broader impacts of scientific research. Past meetings brought together hundreds of researchers in the areas of biochemistry, computational biology, genomics, and translational medicine.
The program will feature invited talks, posters, and elevator pitches, which will be eligible for cash prizes.
Dr. Lora Weiss will present a keynote address titled, Making Your Mark. Her abstract is below:
You are passionate about life sciences, and at Penn State, we are passionate about changing the world. Dr. Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research, will discuss some of the impressive collaborations at Penn State that are pushing the boundaries tackling challenging problems, and making new discoveries about the natural world. She will also discuss where she sees Penn State advancing the next generation of life sciences research, briefly discuss how to expand interdisciplinary knowledge, and develop new collaborations.