University of Maryland Professor and Director of the University's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), Eytan Ruppin, will give a keynote talk entitled, "Urea cycle dysregulation, pyrimidine biased mutations and enhanced checkpoint inhibitors' response." Dr. Ruppin's research focuses on developing and harnessing computational systems biology approaches for the genomic analysis and genome scale metabolic modeling (GSMM) of cancer. His lab collaborates with several experimental cancer labs, aiming to utilize computational approaches to jointly gain a network-level integrative view of the systems studied, and to predict and test novel drug targets and biomarkers to treat cancer more selectively and effectively.
Researchers from other NIH institutes are welcome to participate in our symposium and collaborate with our UMD colleagues. Please join us to learn about our current UMD graduate students who are performing collaborative research with NIH laboratories. We will also have a series of short talks, a poster session, and extended break time to allow for discussions of possible joint research collaborations.