An introduction and invitation to Quantitative Systems Pharmacology
Blerta Shtylla (Pfizer Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical, Clinical Pharmacology, Early Clinical Development)
Quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) encompasses multiscale mechanism-based modeling that couples pharmacology with mathematical modeling of biological processes implicated in diseases. QSP models seek to address a diverse set of problems in the discovery and development of therapies and are being leveraged in both pharma and academic settings. In this talk, I will give and overview of the growing area of quantitative systems pharmacology and its overlap with the more traditional area of mathematical biology. I will discuss an example of how QSP was leveraged to impact drug development as well as allow some time to discuss career opportunities for mathematical biologists that are interested in disease modeling in the context of drug development.