Where is life science heading in the future?
During two sunny days in the beginning of May, Stockholm Science City Foundation and Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation gathered representatives from research, clinical medicine, healthcare providers, life science industry, venture cap, philanthropy and the government for a meeting at Engelsberg Bruk. The topic for the seminars and discussions was “Where is life science heading in the future?”. The meeting had a global outlook with invited guests from Sweden and abroad.
- Life science has always been about deciphering biological complexity. With the tools at hand during the 20th century, biomedical scientists had to use a reductionist approach where one small problem could be studied a time. With the rapid development of new technology and novel data analytics methods during the last decades we are now, in the 21st century, at a position where complex integrated biological systems can be studied. This requires more extensive collaborations across disciplines.