ISB News

ISB Artwork Featured On Cover of Nature Biotechnology

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” is featured on the cover of August’s Nature Biotechnology. The artwork was created by ISB’s Associate Director of Communications Allison Kudla in collaboration with contributing author John C. Earls, software engineer in Hood/Price Lab.

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Consilience: The Museum of Awe

As part of the Institute for Systems Biology’s annual Consilience event (which took place on May 19, 2017), Dan Goods and David Delgado presented their talk The Museum of Awe. The Seattle Channel produced the video of the talk. Dan Goods and David Delgado are Visual Strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  

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Consilience: Exploring E-Textiles

As part of the Institute for Systems Biology’s annual Consilience event (which took place on May 19, 2017), Afroditi Psarra presented her talk E-textiles: hand-crafting technological artifacts. The Seattle Channel produced the video of the talk. Afroditi Psarra, PhD,  is an assistant professor at DXARTS at the University of Washington. She is a multidisciplinary artist working with e-textiles.  

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ISB Consilience: Museum of Awe

The Museum of Awe is all around us; you just have to find a door. Attendees of the 2017 Consilience event, including ISB’s Dr. Ilya Shmulevich (center), examine a mini “pop-up” experience created by NASA JPL visual strategists Dan Goods and David Delgado. The tank allows people to see particles that have come down to earth from outer space. The experience is designed as a simple reminder of the gift…

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2017 Consilience Event

ISB hosts its annual Consilience event on May 19 at 1pm. The theme is “Integrating Diverse Approaches to Communicating the Complexities of Science.” This year’s speakers include Dan Goods and David Delgado from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Afroditi Psarra from University of Washington. ISB co-founder Dr. Lee Hood will give opening remarks. Featured artist Ginny Ruffner will present her interactive augmented reality installation “Poetic Hybrids.” The goal of the…

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Ruth West Presents at ISB

When: Thursday, October 20, 12-1 pm Where: Institute for Systems Biology, Main Floor Auditorium, 401 Terry Ave North What: Ruth West will present her pioneering research practice at the intersections of art, science and media. This event is made possible through the Consilience program at ISB and is free and open to the public. Ruth West is in Seattle to exhibit her work ATLAS in silico as part of the…

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ISB + Cornish Present Geraldine Ondrizek

  Cornish and ISB continue their partnership in Consilience by bringing Gerladine Ondrizek to talk about her latest artistic research on early biometric data. Please join us in welcoming Geraldine Ondrizek, Professor of Art and artist at Reed College, to ISB where she will give a lecture on the work she did during her residency at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. Speaker: Geraldine Ondrizek Talk Title: Origins of Biometric…

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Ginny Ruffner Presents “Aesthetic Engineering” at Institute for Systems Biology

World-renowned artist Ginny Ruffner presents twelve pieces from her “Aesthetic Engineering” series at Institute for Systems Biology. On view from December 2015 to December 2017, the works are throughout the lobby, third and fourth floors. For a tour of the works, contact: communications@systemsbiology.org “Aesthetic Engineering” presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series was inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and…

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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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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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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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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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