Promoting Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research at the Duke Center for Systems Biology
Published June 25, 2012
ACS Synthetic Biology recently published a profile of the Duke Center for Systems Biology.
“In the Duke Center for Systems Biology (DCSB) we have strived to create an academic culture of free and open discussions across scientific disciplines, which has generated synergy on multiple levels. Beyond the obvious value of collaborations between experimentalists and theorists, the Center has been an incubator for the cross-pollination of ideas among experimentalists working on different systems and among modelers approaching problems from different perspectives. Productive interactions have been formed between scientists at all levels of training, from undergraduate students to faculty. These interactions have led to research that never would have occurred without the DCSB. Our goal in this article is to share some insights into the development of a Center, and moreover of a collaborative culture, that continues to stimulate interdisciplinary science.”
Stone JE, Benfey PN, and You L. Promoting Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research at the Duke Center for Systems Biology. ACS Synthetic Biology. 2012; 1(5):153-5.