The Institute for Systems Biology's Annual International Symposium, since its inception in 2002, has become a bellwether of new systems approaches across disciplines in the life sciences. The theme for 2015 is "Tipping Points in Medicine & Ecology" which is aligned with ISB's focus on personalized medicine and environmental sustainability. The principles of critical phase transitions, early warning signs and, more generally, complex systems dynamics, offer a theoretical framework and analysis tools for understanding and predicting major state transitions in human health and in ecosystems. The Symposium aims to facilitate the translation of these theoretical principles to medicine and ecology. We hope you will join us for a lively exchange of ideas.
Leroy Hood, MD, PhD
Co-founder and President, Institute for Systems Biology
Stephen Giovannoni, PhD
Oregon State University
Eugene Stanley, PhD
Ricard Solé, PhD
ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Santa Fe Institute
Jean Carlson, PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara
Jeff Gore, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
George Sugihara, MS, PhD
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Luonan Chen, ME, PhD
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS
Ary Goldberger, MD
Harvard Medical School
Angelique Cramer, PhD
University of Amsterdam
James R. Heath, PhD
California Institute of Technology
Dustin Rubenstein, PhD
More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.
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The Symposium will be held at the Institute For Systems Biology (ISB) itself, located the core of Seattle’s new vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood. Recommended accommodation is the nearby Courtyard Marriott Hotel (5 minute walk, shuttle will be available)
Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)
401 Terry Ave N.
Seattle, Washington 98109
The Institute for Systems Biology is a nonprofit biomedical research organization based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 2000 by systems biologist Leroy Hood, immunologist Alan Aderem, and protein chemist Ruedi Aebersold. ISB was established on the belief that the conventional models for exploring and funding breakthrough science have not caught up with the real potential of what is possible today. ISB serves as the ultimate environment where scientific collaboration stretches across disciplines, where our researchers have the intellectual freedom to challenge the status quo, and where grand visions for breakthroughs in human health inspire a collective drive to achieve the seemingly impossible. Our core values ensure that we always keep our focus on the big ideas that eventually will have the biggest impact on human health.
There is no on-site parking at ISB. There are a variety of pay-to-park options. To learn more about parking options in the area, please click here.
For your convenience, ISB has arranged a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott-Seattle Downtown/Lake Union at a discounted rate of $136.00 per night. It is located on Lake Union, only a few minutes away from ISB.
Yes. ISB will provide shuttle service between the Courtyard Marriott and ISB. And also, a shuttle to the airport on the final day.
Please submit all refund requests to Christine Silva at christine.silva (at) systemsbiology.org by March 30, 2015. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund.
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Institute for Systems Biology
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NOTE: Poster submission does not constitute symposium registration.
Please register separately as a symposium attendee.
If you have any questions about poster submission, please contact Joey Petosa at Joey.Petosa (at) systemsbiology.org or at (206) 732-1282.
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