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Genome fingerprinting

Genome Comparison Easier with ‘Fingerprint’ Method

ISB researchers have developed a method of capturing a personal genome as a “fingerprint,” which will have a major impact on how quickly and efficiently genome sequences are compared.

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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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Around the World with Lee Hood: Helsinki Lecture on 100K Wellness Project

ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave the inaugural talk for the Academic Medical Center Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 11, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. He also received a lecture award. Read about the lecture here.

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ISB Gets $2.3 million NIH Grant to Use Single-Cell Technology to Fight Cancer

Pictured above: Dr. Qiang Tian, left, and Dr. Edward Lin, right, discuss single-cell analysis technologies developed at Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. September 22, 2014 – ISB has received a $2.3 million NIH grant over four years in response to NCI’s “Provocative Questions” Initiative. The project will apply ISB’s most advanced single-cell omics technologies to an innovative clinical trial for colorectal cancer (ADAPT). Principal investigator Qiang Tian, MD, PhD,…

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Lee Hood Receives IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

Dr. Lee Hood received the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology at a ceremony in Amsterdam on Aug. 23, 2014. Please watch a video of his acceptance speech here. IEEE Spectrum Magazine also published an article featuring an interview with Lee: “Medicine’s Next Big Mission: Understanding Wellness” Read article…

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Tracking Cells from Well to Diseased

KUOW's Marcie Sillman and producer Amina Al-Sadi interviewed Dr. Lee Hood about P4 medicine and the 100K Wellness Project. This 29-minute recording is a great conversation about Lee's vision for how to turn healthcare on its head. Listen to the podcast. Learn more about the 100K Wellness Project.  

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NIH awards $10.9 million to National Center for Dynamic Interactome Research

New $10.9 Million Grant from NIH

The NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences has issued a Biotechnology Resource Grant of $10.9 million over five years to the National Center for Dynamic Interactome Research (ncdir.org) project. This project is a collaboration among The Rockefeller University, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle BioMed, University of California at San Francisco, New York University and New York Structural Biology Center. Michael Rout, of The Rockefeller University, is the Program Director/Principal…

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Cover image for ISB's 2013 Annual Report.

ISB’s 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Institute for Systems Biology has a dizzying breadth of research projects. But when we talk about what we do, it’s how we do it that matters most. The systems approach that we pioneered and exemplify continues to distinguish our ability to tackle the most complex biological and environmental challenges today. Because of how we apply our hallmark collaborative, cross-disciplinary and integrative approach, our collective success is greater than the sum…

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ISB and Seattle BioMed held its annual Lightning Talks on June 12, 2014. The talks offer scientists the chance to share current research and to enable potential collaborations across institutes.

3-Minute Science: ISB and Seattle BioMed Hold Annual Lightning Talks

Photo: Theo Knijnenburg, a research scientist in ISB's Shmulevich Lab, presentaed a summary of his work related to gene mutations and cancer drug sensitivity. Systems biology is about the culture as much as a scientific approach. ISB and Seattle BioMed have an inter-institutional agreement that enables the collective to benefit from shared knowledge and technology resources. For the second consecutive year, we held Lightning Talks (June 12) to allow researchers…

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Lee Hood Wins IEEE Innovations in Healthcare Technology Award

Lee Hood Wins IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) announced that Dr. Lee Hood, president of Institute for Systems Biology, is the 2014 recipient of the Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology. He is being recognized for "pioneering contributions to DNA sequencing technologies that revolutionized life and health sciences." Read about all the medal recipients here.  

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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 Has Two New Patents

2014 is off to a great start for innovation in human health. ISB released two new patents in January that will make great contributions to personalized medicine. One of the patents, issued on January 27 and titled Use of Gene Expression Signatures to Determine Cancer Grade, has ISB President Dr. Lee Hood and ISB Senior Research Scientist Qiang Tian listed as inventors. Also sharing in that patent is Xiaowei Yan…

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Innovation Game Changer: Lee Hood

Dr. Lee Hood appeared in a video series produced by World Free From Cancer and Value of Innovation about five "game changers" who will help make this a cancer-free world.  

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Lee Hood Selected To Receive Research!America’s 2014 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award

Research!America Honors Leaders in Medical and Health Research Advocacy Glenn Close, Dr. Leroy Hood, Dr. Reed Tuckson, Kathy Giusti and the Progeria Research Foundation to Receive 2014 Research!America Advocacy Awards “This year’s honorees have transformed the lives of many individuals across the country through their remarkable achievements and advocacy for medical and health research,” said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. “Their unwavering dedication is helping to elevate research in…

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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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UW’s Four Peaks TV: Dr. Lee Hood Speaks About Innovation

Episode: Wellness and Science Pioneer From Four Peaks: May 24, 2013 Dr. Leroy Hood says we may not recognize our healthcare system a decade from now. Innovation will make it more predictive, personalized, preventative and participatory — his four Ps. And through Dr. Hood’s systems-based approach, we’ll be focused far more on “wellness” than on “care.” That’s just one reason why he was recognized by President Obama with one of…

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ISB at Startup Weekend

Several ISB staffers participated in Startup Weekend UW on Jan. 25-27. Graduate student Karlyn Beer and software engineer Wei-Ju Wu, both of the Baliga Group, pitched PoorMe.co, a public health social network. Steven Lewis, a software engineer in the Shmulevich Group, was part of team PerFit, which is an app that creates a 3D body scan so that you can virtually try on clothes online. Read about Steven’s experience at…

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Profiles of Innovation: Lee Hood at Northeastern University

Our Lee Hood was the featured guest on Nov. 5 at Boston's Northeastern University for the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series. You can read the accompanying news story here.

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