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ISB Data Science/Data Visualizaiton Meetup

Data Vis Meetup Held at ISB

Pictured above: Allison Kudla presents ISB’s Big Data Science site at the start of the meetup. ISB hosted the Seattle Vis meetup group this past Wednesday (April 30). The meetup was organized by Noah Iliinsky and facilitated by ISB’s Dick Kreisberg. The guest speakers were Ryan Lucas and Kevin Lynagh, who have created a very stylistic charting library based on a grammar of graphics. They are an independent data vis…

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ISB Baliga Lab Systems Science Workshop 2014

Free Systems Science Workshop for High School Teachers

FREE SUMMER SYSTEMS SCIENCE WORKSHOP AT ISB FOR TEACHERS: Registration for the summer systems science workshop for high school science, math and CTE teachers is now open. The workshop is hosted by Claudia Ludwig and Dina Kovarik, of the Baliga Lab at ISB, and takes place July 21-25. The focus is on how to implement systems science in the classroom. For more information about the workshop, please visit this site….

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Systems Biology + Systems Art

(Photo above: Artist Xiao Dong Feng and Dr. Lee Hood raise a toast during a reception on April 28. Feng’s painting “Qing Xu” hangs in the background. The name is symbolic of someone who eschews earthly materialism and is instead a visionary who seeks a higher or more spiritual understanding.) On April 28, Institute for Systems Biology hosted an intimate symposium on Systems Biology & Systems Art in honor of…

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Summer Course Registration Is Now Open!

Summer Course: Systems Biology of Disease Register Now Offered by Institute for Systems Biology and Center for Systems Biology Course Objective The goal of this course is to introduce the core concepts of systems biology and their application to systems biomedicine. We will demonstrate the importance of cross-disciplinary interactions for the success of systems biology programs. When July 28 – August 1, 2014 9 am to 5 pm Where Institute…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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USA Science & Engineering Festival

Networks are everywhere – from communications and transportation to social and biological – but we take most of them for granted. Three ISB scientists (Chris Lausted, senior research engineer; Aaron Brooks, graduate student; and Martin Shelton, postdoc) and high school intern Sarah Williams are collaborating on a project for the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26-27 in Washington D.C. to demonstrate just how essential networks are. The team…

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USA Science & Engineering Festival

Networks are everywhere – from communications and transportation to social and biological – but we take most of them for granted. Three ISB scientists (Chris Lausted, senior research engineer; Aaron Brooks, graduate student; and Martin Shelton, postdoc) and high school intern Sarah Williams are collaborating on a project for the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26-27 in Washington D.C. to demonstrate just how essential networks are. The team…

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NOAA Ocean Acidification Webinar for Communicators & Educators

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean Acidification Program is holding a webinar series starting March 19 through June on the topic: "Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators." ISB's Claudia Ludwig, the Education Program Manager in the Baliga Lab, will present: Ocean Acidification: A Systems Approach to a Global Problem When: Wed., April 23, 2014, 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST) Primary Audience: Teachers, Formal Educators Project Website: http://baliga.systemsbiology.net/drupal/education/?q=content/ocean-acidification-systems-approach-global-problem…

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NOAA Ocean Acidification Webinar for Communicators & Educators

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean Acidification Program is holding a webinar series starting March 19 through June on the topic: "Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators." ISB's Claudia Ludwig, the Education Program Manager in the Baliga Lab, will present: Ocean Acidification: A Systems Approach to a Global Problem When: Wed., April 23, 2014, 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST) Primary Audience: Teachers, Formal Educators Project Website: http://baliga.systemsbiology.net/drupal/education/?q=content/ocean-acidification-systems-approach-global-problem…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle on March 27

As an extension of ISB's 13th Annual International Systems Biology Symposium, we are collaborating with Town Hall Seattle to hold a panel discussion. Panelists include ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division at…

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Valerie Logan Luncheon Raises $50K for Science Education Programs at ISB

The Second Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon, which took place on Nov. 13, raised just over $50,000 (UPDATE: As of Dec. 18, 2013, the total funds raised has reached more than $60,000) for our education programs at Institute for Systems Biology. Guest speaker Julia Joo, who spent her summer as a high school intern here at ISB, shared with us the educational journey that led her to choose science as a…

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ISB Hosts 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13

Photo above: Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon. To inspire students and imbue them with a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we must inspire their teachers. ISB has always held this philosophy and, at the 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13, we will celebrate our vision for bringing quality STEM education to all students and also honor Dr. Meena Selvakumar as the recipient…

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Lee Hood Among Featured Innovators at Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI

On Oct. 11, MOHAI hosted a VIP event to celebrate the launch of the Bezos Center for Innovation. The exhibit features 13 innovators from the Seattle area, including ISB’s president, Dr. Lee Hood. Each innovator sat for an interview and snippets from each interview are woven throughout the exhibit on touchscreens. Event attendees included Dennis Hayes, below left, who founded Earth Day. He and Lee Hood, below right, spent a…

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Lee Hood’s 75th Birthday Party Photo Gallery

Dr. Lee Hood's 75th birthday party took place at ISB on Oct. 10. Here's the photo gallery. As part of the presentations, Dr. Nitin Baliga (ISB's Director and SVP) shared a fun video he made using footage he shot during the faculty retreat. Exactly how many PhDs does it take to find a Prius battery? Watch and find out:

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Lee Hood On TV: May 4 & 5

Dr. Lee Hood is a guest on “Four Peaks” is a monthly current affairs show on UWTV and Northwest Cable News. On Four Peaks TV: ISB’s Dr. Leroy Hood discusses predictive, personalized, preventative & participatory health care and and shows off his national medal of science. Tune in at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4,  and 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, on NWCN (ch. 2) to hear more about his conversation…

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2013 ISB Symposium: Systems Biology & the Brain

What will the next decade hold for brain science? At ISB’s 12th Annual International Symposium: Systems Biology and the Brain, which took place on April 14-15, we began exploring this question. With the announcement in January about the European Commission awarding $1.29 billion to The Human Brain Project (based in Switzerland) and the news in February that the Obama administration would be announcing a $3 billion plan to support the…

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ISB Brain Research

  ISB held a panel discussion at Town Hall to discuss the complexity of the brain. It was a thought-provoking evening that attracted about 200 attendees. If you can’t see the embedded video, click on this link: Town Hall video Read Karlyn Beer’s column in Xconomy on why systems biology is necessary for tackling the complexity of the brain. RELATED: ISB’s International Symposium: Systems Biology and the Brain info

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