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WRF Gifts $2M to ISB to Advance P4 Medicine

PRESS RELEASE from Washington Research Foundation: Sept. 30, 2015, Seattle –– Washington Research Foundation (WRF), which supports groundbreaking technology in the life sciences, physical sciences and information sciences in Washington State, announced today that it will provide the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) with $2 million in funding to bring increased research power to Seattle, and help place this community at the center of the coming transformation of the health…

Dr. Lee Hood Among Top 10 Biotech Visionaries

Scientific American World View has compiled a list of the top 100 most-influential visionaries in biotech. The top 10 includes ISB President Dr. Lee Hood (page 11), as well as Bill and Melinda Gates, of the Gates Foundation; Francis Collins, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health; and Craig Venter, of the J. Craig Venter Institute. To see the full list, download the special issue: SA World View 2015

ISB Gets $1.7M to Study Cancer Drug Resistance

Congratulations to the Sui Huang Lab at ISB which has received a five-year $1.7 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute for General Medical Sciences to study cancer sub-population dynamics to understand and develop drugs to inhibit lethal cancer-drug resistance. The project proposal states that the work will: “develop a quantitative and formal framework for describing the temporal evolution of cell phenotype distribution in a…

ISB Recieves $6.5M NIH Contract to Create Cancer Genomics Cloud with Google and SRA International (Image credit: MIT Tech Review)

Cancer Genomics Cloud: ISB and Google Featured in MIT Tech Review

(Above illustration from MIT Technology Review.) MIT Technology Review published an article about the launch of Google Genomics and included a mention of ISB’s new Cancer Genomics Cloud project. ISB received an up-to $6.5 million, two-year NIH contract in collaboration with Google and SRA International. From the MIT Technology Review article: The idea is to create “cancer genome clouds” where scientists can share information and quickly run virtual experiments as…

Cancer genomics visualization at ISB

It’s Easier to Go ‘Viral’ When Your Partner Happens to be Google

By ISBUSA Since we announced that we got a $6.5 million contract from NCI to develop the Cancer Genomics Cloud pilot project, we’ve gotten some great press from around the world. It doesn’t hurt that one of our partners is Google, of course. Here are some of the headlines from around the world: Puget Sound Business Journal: Cancer in the cloud: Institute for Systems Biology teams up with Google NBCNews.com:…

ISB Awarded $6.5 Million NIH Contract to Develop ‘Cancer Genomics Cloud’ with Google and SRA International

PRESS RELEASE Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has received a $6.5 million, up to two­-year, federally funded contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). ISB is one of three organizations awarded a contract by NCI to develop a cloud-­based platform that will serve as a large­-scale data repository and provide the computational infrastructure necessary to carry out cancer genomics research at unprecedented scales. ISB’s Shmulevich…

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,…

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…

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…

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.  

ISB’s Robert Moritz Lab Receives NIGMS Grant for Trans Proteomic Pipeline

The National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the NIH has awarded Principal Investigator(s): Eric Deutsch, PhD, and Robert L. Moritz, PhD, a continuing R01 grant GM087221 for the ongoing development of the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline. The award titled “Development of Trans Proteomic Pipeline, an Analysis Suite for Mass Spectrometry” will continue the work of the ISB flagship proteomics analysis suite of open-source programs that has been downloaded thousands of times…

Dr. Lee Hood’s Research!America Acceptance Speech

Dr. Lee Hood received the Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award through Research!America (read more). Watch his acceptance speech above. UPDATE, April 12: Here's a video of the backstage interviews with all the award recipients.

Dr. Lee Hood Receives Research!America Award

Dr. Lee Hood received the Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award from Research!America at a ceremony on March 12, 2014, in Washington D.C. From the Research!America Website for the Advocacy Awards (link): Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award (Benefactor: The Geoffrey Beene Foundation) Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, will be honored with Research!America’s 2014 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award for pioneering the development of instruments that paved the way for…

Dr. Lee Hood: One of 50 Most Influential Scientists

Dr. Lee Hood has been named one of the top 50 most influential scientists in the world today. The list, published by www.thebestschools.org honors other leaders in science and technology such as physicist Stephen Hawking; primatologist Jane Goodall; Timothy Berners-Lee, inventer of the World Wide Web; and Peter Higgs, of Higgs boson fame. To see the full list, visit this link.

Valerie Logan Luncheon Raises $50K for Science Education Programs at ISB

The Second Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon, which took place on Nov. 13, raised just over $50,000 (UPDATE: As of Dec. 18, 2013, the total funds raised has reached more than $60,000) for our education programs at Institute for Systems Biology. Guest speaker Julia Joo, who spent her summer as a high school intern here at ISB, shared with us the educational journey that led her to choose science as a…

ISB Hosts 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13

Photo above: Valerie Logan during the 2012 Valerie Logan Luncheon. To inspire students and imbue them with a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we must inspire their teachers. ISB has always held this philosophy and, at the 2nd Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon on Nov. 13, we will celebrate our vision for bringing quality STEM education to all students and also honor Dr. Meena Selvakumar as the recipient…

ISB Senior Software Engineers Win BioVis Award

Congratulations to Dick Kreisberg, Ryan Bressler, Sheila Reynolds, Brady Bernard and Ilya Shmulevich on winning "Best Poster" at the BioVis 2013 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Here's a link to the poster description. Ryo Sakai, who is currently a visiting researcher in the Shmulevich group from KU Leuven in Belgium, received honorable mention in both the "Redesign Contest" and the "Data Contest." Data science for the win!

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…