Researchers Map Genetic Circuits that Control Microbial Responses in Extreme Environments

March 20, 2007

SEATTLE -- March 20, 2007 -- Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) have, for the first time, mapped a set of protein/protein and protein/DNA interactions that help explain how many extremophiles -- organisms that thrive in extreme conditions -- regulate their genes in response to changes in the environment.

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National Academy of Engineering Elects 64 Members and Nine Foreign Associates

February 9, 2007

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 64 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,217 and the number of foreign associates to 188.

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February 7, 2007

SEATTLE – Dr. Leroy Hood, co-founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), was honored today by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a premier non-profit organization that recognizes world-class inventors responsible for great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress responsible.

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Leading scientists elected to EMBO ranks

October 31, 2006

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announces the election of 49 top researchers to its membership. Election as an EMBO Member is a tribute to the key research being carried out by these scientists, who join the ranks of Europe´s foremost life sciences community.

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New risk factor for Type 1 Diabetes identified

October 11, 2006

Seattle, Wednesday, October 11, 2006 – The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), an internationally renowned non-profit research institute in Seattle dedicated to the study and application of systems biology, announced a new breakthrough in the study of risk factors associated with Type 1 Diabetes. Researchers have identified a gene, ITPR3, associated with the disease. ITPR3 regulates calcium flow within cells. An article about this study will appear in the October issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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Lumera Signs New Agreement with Institute for Systems Biology to Address Cancer Detection

October 4, 2006

BOTHELL, WA. (October 04, 2006) -- Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ: LMRA), the world's leading provider of light applied nanotechnology, announced an expanded collaboration agreement with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. The revised collaboration agreement will focus on detection methods for an array of diagnostic biomarkers aimed at a various types of cancer.

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Biologist Honored with $250,000 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

September 25, 2006

PITTSBURGH--September 25, 2006--The owner of 14 breakthrough patents in the biomedical arena, including the DNA gene sequencer that laid the foundation for the Human Genome Project, has been selected to receive the 12th Annual Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment, one of the largest individual achievement prizes in the world.

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