ISB News

Arab Spring for Biology? Choose Open Access

This weekend, Burak Kutlu, one of our research scientists in the Hood Lab, is attending the Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in San Francisco. The Congress will focus on "Building Better Models of Disease Together: Moving beyond the current medical information system and its rewards." He was selected as an outstanding Young Investigator. Here's his statement on why open access is important: "The economics performing open science is not well defined. One of the reasons that…

ISB Receives LEED Platinum Certification for Green Design

We are happy to announce that ISB has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, which offers independent, third-party verification that a building was designed with the highest standards regarding human and environmental health. LEED measures an organizations achievements in sustainbility, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality and other criteria.

New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

This article by Larry Cheek in the March 18, 2012, New York Times describes the trend of creating open office spaces to encourage creativity, movement and collaboration. The idea is that people need different types of spaces to allow for the full potential of different kinds of work. A one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn't function in this day and age when technology and customer service – and healthcare and science where ISB is concerned…

Dr. Leroy Hood Receives Palmaz Award

Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood (center), received the BioMed SA's 6th Annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences. To read about the award, visit this link.