A group of freshmen participating in the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program recently paid a special visit to the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle where they met scientists and learned about the field.
Among the goals of the LSAMP program is to expand opportunities for underrepresented minority students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
September 17, 2013
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded approximately $3.7 million to fund regional research projects that aim to develop and use genomic and protein-based technologies for use in personalized diagnostics and therapeutics.
LUXEMBOURG JOURNAL, June 12, 2013 – At the 17th-century Neumünster Abbey, the cultural heart of Luxembourg City, a small group of some of the world’s most cutting-edge scientists gathered on June 10-11, 2013, for a symposium to discuss the future of medicine and healthcare. The consensus was clear: Achieving the greatest advances requires “no-box” thinking, cross-disciplinary teamwork and, as ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, likes to say, determined optimism.
GUEST MENTOR Dr. Leroy Hood co-founder and president, Institute for Systems Biology: In 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.
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.