Dr. Leroy Hood: Nonprofits Can Learn From Startups

June 8, 2013

GUEST MENTOR Dr. Leroy Hood co-founder and president, Institute for Systems BiologyIn the late 1970s, when I was a professor at Caltech, I pioneered four instruments for analyzing genes and proteins that revolutionized modern biology — and one of these, the automated DNA sequencer, enabled the human genome project.

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On BBC Radio: Future in Review Recap featuring ISB's Dr. Lee Hood

May 31, 2013

Business Daily presenter Ed Butler reports from California, at the Future In Review conference which is an annual gathering of business pioneers. He speaks to a genetics expert Dr. Lee Hood about a new plan for medical treatment which, he believes, will revolutionize the application and the cost of healthcare.

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Striking the Right Balance for Protein Extraction

May 31, 2013
Laura Lane, Biocompare, com

When it comes to protein extraction, it’s all about balance: You need a method strong enough to crack open the cell wall and/or membrane, yet gentle enough to protect the vulnerable protein molecules inside.

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NanoString Technologies Maneuvers In Line for $86M IPO

May 21, 2013

From NanoString Technologies just started selling its first diagnostic test after 10 years in business, and now it’s getting ready for another milestone—an initial public offering.

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Dr. Lee Hood Inspires Science & Tech High Schoolers

April 23, 2013

From the Spokesman-Review, April 23, 2013:

Renowned scientist Dr. Leroy Hood spoke casually with North Central High School students about mitochondrial DNA and planning for a future in science as he toured the school’s Institute of Science and Technology where students are immersed in molecular biology.

“A lot of this science didn’t exist when I was a kid,” said Hood, 81. “I’ve spent most of my career working with kids. It’s nice to connect.”

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ISB Announces 3 New Board Inductees

April 16, 2013

Update, 10:48 a.m.: posted about news.

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Microsoft’s Craig Mundie joins board of Institute for Systems Biology

April 16, 2013

By John Cook,

We’re getting a better idea of how longtime Microsoft executive Craig Mundie is going to spend some of his time after he retires from the software giant next year.
Mundie, the former chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft who now serves as an advisor to Steve Ballmer, was just named to the board of the Institute for Systems Biology.

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Healthcare Supercomputer Apps Win Big

April 5, 2013

The classic phrase, “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away” could soon be abbreviated to “An App A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.”   

The top three winners in a $100,000 graph analytics contest held by YarcData (a unit of the supercomputing firm, Clay) all showcased work that seeks to advance medical science.

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