ISB News

Event: Cancer Think Tank

Cure First is hosting the forum “Cancer Think Tank.” Speakers include ISB’s Dr. Ilya Shmulevich and Dr. Brady Bernard. Date: January 21, 2016 Time: 1-5:30 p.m. MED talks, breakout sessions, and panel discussion; 6-8 p.m. networking with wine and dinner Why: To jump start innovative collaborations in cancer research with the goal to submit proposals for funding to accelerate the discovery of new, less toxic and targeted therapies. Who: This…

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Logan Center for Education

Logan Lunch Raises $88K for STEM Education, Teacher Development

*Editor’s note: After the final tally, the total raised was more than $92,000.* The 4th Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon took place on Nov. 4 and raised more than $88,000 to support ISB’s Logan Center for Education. The fundraiser showcases how the Logan Center continues to revolutionize science education by inspiring and engaging teachers and stakeholders to create learning environments that impact the pipeline of students from early grades through college….

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Xconomy Seattle 2035

Attend Xconomy’s Seattle 2035 on Oct. 30 at ISB’s event space (401 Terry Ave. N., Room 106). This conference, co-hosted by Northeastern University, highlights the next 20 years and beyond to explore long-term prospects of the local high-tech economy and what we can do to keep Seattle a city of the future. ISB President Dr. Lee Hood and ISB SVP and Director Dr. Nitin Baliga are featured speakers. The event…

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ISB President Dr. Lee Hood raises a toast to ISB's Consilience Program during an event at artist Ginny Ruffner's home.

Consilience Program: ISB Co-Hosts Kickoff Event with Cornish

Oct. 2, 2015 –The Consilience Program at Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) was launched in an effort to bring together science, arts and humanities to engage a wider public around ISB’s mission, systems biology approach, and core values. This week, we welcomed renowned medical illustrator David Bolinsky to ISB to speak about his work. Bolinsky is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of e.mersion studio, LLC. He has had a…

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Public Event: David Bolinsky Presents at ISB on October 1

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and Cornish College of the Arts host David Bolinsky, accomplished medical illustrator and animator, to give a public presentation and screening at ISB for the October South Lake Union Art Walk. David Bolinsky is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of e.mersion studio, LLC. Bolinksy has a groundbreaking career in digital animation spanning over 30 years. He is well known for his hallmark work “Inner…

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Dine out for a cause at FareStart and Support ISB, too!

If you live in Seattle or happen to be in Seattle on Aug. 27, consider attending the FareStart Guest Chef Night fundraising dinner, which will feature ISB’s communications director Hsiao-Ching Chou (who also is a food writer and cooking instructor) as the guest chef. Dinner is $29.95 and proceeds benefit FareStart’s culinary training program for homeless/disadvantaged people. That evening, ISB also will be launching a campaign for the Baliga Lab’s…

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Bio-Fiction Recap

On May 7, ISB hosted the first-ever screening of BIO·FICTION in North America. More than 120 people attended the event, which took place as part of the South Lake Union Art Walk. BIO·FICTION explores the emerging field of synthetic biology from different disciplinary angles including science and engineering, social science, cultural studies, amateur biology, filmmaking, art and design. The original program had presentations, panel discussions, do-it-yourself biology demos, performances, art…

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7 Reasons to GiveBIG to ISB

Today is May 5, which many people associate with Cinco de Mayo revelry. But for ISB, today is GiveBIG, Seattle Foundation’s day of community giving. When you give to ISB today, Seattle Foundation will match a percentage of your gift. You can go directly to ISB’s page and follow the links. Remember, to give BEFORE MIDNIGHT today, May 5. Give Now But in case you need a little more background,…

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Symposium on “Taoism, Biology & Life” at ISB on May 18, 2015

Painting copyright Feng Xiaodong. Institute for Systems Biology presents: Taoism, Biology and Life Please join ISB in welcoming Xiao Dong Feng and Dr. Stephen Little for a symposium on Taoism, Biology and Life. Opening remarks by Dr. Lee Hood. This event is free and open to the public. Location: ISB Main Floor, 401 Terry Ave N, Seattle Date: Monday, May 18 Time: 3:15pm – 5pm Biographies: Xiao Dong Feng was…

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For the first time in the U.S.: Join ISB for BIO-FICTION

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at Institute for Systems Biology 
in South Lake Union Doors open at 4:30pm. Screening begins at 5:00pm, followed by a panel discussion. BIO·FICTION explores the emerging field of synthetic biology from different disciplinary angles including science and engineering, social science, cultural studies, amateur biology, film making, art and design. The original program had presentations, panel discussions, do-it-yourself biology demos, performances, art works and, of…

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GiveBIG 2015

Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 Time: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM PST Where: The Seattle Foundation website Get Involved: Visit ISB’s profile page GiveBIG is an annual, community-wide day of giving hosted by The Seattle Foundation that aims to inspire regional philanthropy. Between midnight and midnight (PST) on May 5th, The Seattle Foundation and its generous sponsors will match a percentage of all contributions to local nonprofits. If you are…

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Lee Hood Will Speak at ‘Xconomy Forum: Seattle Biotech Seizes the Momentum’

Dr. Lee Hood will be one of the featured speakers during the next Xconomy Forum on Seattle’s biotech revival. The event takes place on May 6 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. For full details, visit the event page. Promo code: Use XconFriend to get a discount at registration. Biotech has roared back to life the past couple years, perhaps more than any other U.S. economic sector. Seattle’s biotech community…

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Register Now: ISB’s International Symposium

14th Annual International Symposium April 6 and 7, 2015 Institute for Systems Biology The Institute for Systems Biology’s Annual International Symposium, since its inception in 2002, has become a bellwether of new systems approaches across disciplines in the life sciences. The theme for 2015 is “Tipping Points in Medicine & Ecology” which is aligned with ISB’s focus on personalized medicine and environmental sustainability. The principles of critical phase transitions, early…

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Lee Hood to Speak at UK Personalized Medicine World Conference

Dr. Lee Hood will be speaking at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in Oxford, England, on April 17. His talk title: “Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through a Longitudinal, Digital-Age Study of 100,000 Well Individuals” Learn more about the conference program here.

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle on March 18

Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. on March 18 to join ISB for a panel discussion about “Tipping Points in Environment and Climate.” The event takes place at Downstairs at Town Hall. Tickets are $5. Info: townhallseattle.org/event/isb-panel Panel description: So-called tipping points — sudden, large-scale environmental changes — are altering our ecosystem in non-intuitive ways that defy our sense of causation. Because the nature of these shifts makes them unexpected,…

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ISB and Seattle BioMed held its annual Lightning Talks on June 12, 2014. The talks offer scientists the chance to share current research and to enable potential collaborations across institutes.

3-Minute Science: ISB and Seattle BioMed Hold Annual Lightning Talks

Photo: Theo Knijnenburg, a research scientist in ISB's Shmulevich Lab, presentaed a summary of his work related to gene mutations and cancer drug sensitivity. Systems biology is about the culture as much as a scientific approach. ISB and Seattle BioMed have an inter-institutional agreement that enables the collective to benefit from shared knowledge and technology resources. For the second consecutive year, we held Lightning Talks (June 12) to allow researchers…

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Speakers Dr. Joe Gray, of Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University, and Dr. Carla Grandori, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, answer questions during a panel discussion.

ISB Systems Biology Symposium Speaker Videos Now Available

ISB held its 13th Annual International Symposium: Systems Biology & Cancers on April 13-14. Please read more about our speakers and program. If you weren't able to attend or would like to refresh your memory of the talks, we have made a selection of the presentations available to view below. Or visit the playlist on ISB's YouTube channel.

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Networks Are All Around You network activity created at Institute for Systems Biology for the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

ISB at USA Science and Engineering Festival

ISB scientists Aaron Brooks (Baliga Lab) and Martin Shelton (Hood Lab) attended the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. on April 26-27. They, and ISB senior research engineer, Chris Lausted, developed an interactive network activity involving circuit boxes that represent nodes and fiber optic cables to connect them. The project and trip to D.C. were supported by funds through NIH/NIGMS and ISB’s Center for Systems Biology. From Brooks:…

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