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March 03, 2006

Careers in Systems Biology

March 03, 2006

Seeing the Big Picture: Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology

"Some of our members are interested in technological developments and designs that advance systems biology, while others are interested only in the research application of systems biology itself," says OISB Director Daniel Figeys.

March 03, 2006

From Molecular to Systems Biology

"Cases very soon demonstrated a great capacity for working with software and developing systems, a capacity that is unfortunately quite exceptional in experimental biologists." --Systems biologist Alfonso Valencia.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

December 23, 2005

Evolutionary Ecology, Locally and Globally

The mutual interaction of population dynamics and evolutionary processes is a key theme of Hanna Kokko’s work.

November 07, 2013

Luca Cardelli: Bridging Industry and Academia

A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.

January 20, 2012

Genetic Engineering on Steroids

Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

December 02, 2005

Physicist, Heal Thyself

I knew a little molecular biology, but I had no notion of what you could do experimentally. It reminded me of electronics, the idea that you had these tools to splice things together in an ordered way, that you could reengineer things in the cell to do something else. --Mark Goulian

February 10, 2006

Plant Sciences: A Minority Perspective

December 23, 2005

The Evolution of Butterfly Vision

Briscoe believes that evolutionary biology is an important--and growing--discipline that will continue to offer a range of career opportunities.

December 23, 2005

Natural Evolution in a Career

“The idea of how organisms and their cells evolve is still a big burning question,” says Michael Gray, Evolutionary Biologist at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

December 14, 2012

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

December 23, 2005

Career Diversity in Evolutionary Genetics

"This way we cross barriers--something [that is] very difficult-- and the students benefit from a different way of doing science, from a broader perspective," says group leader Moya.

June 03, 2005

The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

April 12, 2002

Physiology Is Back in Fashion

There is a cry for more integration and for people with very diverse training.

August 24, 2007

Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

"Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

September 24, 1999

Letter to the Boundary Panel

February 10, 2006

The Big Picture

“I’d like to be here [longer]. But now my wife and my baby are in Japan, so I have to go back.”

February 10, 2006

Fruitful Pursuits: Research Careers in Plant Science

The majority of plant biologists work somewhere on the continuum from basic plant biology on one end--the main focus of this feature--to the development of agricultural products on the other.

June 13, 2008

An Adventurous Physicist

Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.

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