Webinar by Markus Covert
The Enemy of My Enemy: New Insights Regarding Bacteriophage-Mammalian Cell Interactions
Dept. of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Markus Covert is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University and Director of the Paul G. Allen Discovery Center for Systems Modeling at Stanford. Over the course of his career, his lab has generated several new exciting technologies to measure, analyze, and mathematically model the behaviors of individual cells. The lab is probably best known for constructing the first "whole-cell" computational model, which explicitly represents all known gene functions and molecules in a bacterial cell - an advance which was highlighted by the journal Cell as a highlight publication of the 40-year history of that journal. Dr. Covert is grateful for funding mechanisms that have supported his efforts to develop new technologies, in particular the NIH Director's Pioneer Award and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Distinguished Investigator and Discovery Center awards. He also consults in industry, including on the scientific advisory board of Emerald Cloud Labs, and formerly as an inaugural Ambassador at X Labs, (previously Google [X]).