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Systems Biology 101: What is ISB’s Innovation Engine?

A fundamental tenet of systems biology is that solving challenging biological problems always requires the development of new technologies in order to explore new dimension of data space. New data types require novel analytical tools. This virtuous cycle of biology driving technology driving computation can exist only in a cross-disciplinary environment where biologists, chemists, computer scientist, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, physicians and others can come together in teams to tackle grand challenges. This is ISB. And this describes what we call the “innovation engine” that drives our ability to develop intellectual property, which we share through open-access platforms or by spinning out companies.

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