Dates: July 8 - July 21, 2016
The Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS) session will emphasize themes in the study and application of life sciences. Questions of interest will range from molecular to global in scale.
If you have asked yourself any of the below, or related questions, you will probably be interested in the Biological & Biomedical Science session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.
What is the relationship of biological systems on the cellular, system, organismic and societal level?
How can social factors be integrated into epidemic management?
Can knowing an individual’s genetic makeup improve their medical care?
Can novel biological organisms be created in a dish?
Can the mind ever be understood by studying the brain?
Should healthcare be a business?
How do basic findings in biology affect how a physician treats their patients?
How does government make decisions that rely on science when science is always changing?
How do the microbes in our digestive system affect our health?
How might healthcare reform change American society?
Should an elected government be permitted to dictate what an individual chooses to eat?
Why does the mainstream media only report on the product, and not the process of science?
Other topics may include:
- Health inequality
- Synthetic biology
- Infectious diseases
- Personalized medicine
- Genetic testing
- Public/Global Health
Expertise will be drawn from areas such as Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Psychology, Genetics, History of Science and Medicine, Immunobiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Bioinformantics, and Public Health.
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