The complexity of life

ICSB 2011 left me with a greater than ever appreciation for, to borrow from the title of the last plenary session, the complexity of life. I was impressed by the increasingly complex and explanative models that are being built, and faster and more detailed imaging methods under development, not to mention the exciting new applications of systems biology for disease treatment.I am sure I’m not the only one who feels this way.

I want to especially thank the participants in the Plant Systems Biology and the Systems Neuroscience Sessions. These parallel sessions were smaller, but both the audience and the speakers were dedicated.

This year’s ICSB was a great meeting. Facetiously, my only disappointment was that there were only awards for posters and not for the best models of the poster winners as well.

For those of you who are already missing the meeting, or who missed out on the meeting, or who just can’t wait until Toronto next year, you can relive the meeting here.

Finally, a reminder that Scott and I will be at the HUPO World Congress in Geneva starting on Sunday. Hope to see some of you there!

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