All ISB researchers will have access to GeneGo pathway analysis and systems biology tools. MetaCore will be integrated with Cytoscape, an open source network visualization software supported by ISB. GeneGo and ISB also plan to collaborate on several research projects.
ISB is a non-profit research institute headquartered in Seattle and dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. ISB seeks to unravel the mysteries of human biology and identify strategies for predicting and preventing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS.
ISB’s systems approach integrates biology, computation and technological development, enabling scientists to analyze all elements in a biological system rather than one gene or protein at a time.
“The manually curated content available from GeneGo is exceptional and will allow us to advance our projects,” said Dr Nat Goodman, a Senior Research Scientist at ISB. “We are initiating several research projects together that will hopefully result in publications.”
“We are happy to welcome ISB as a customer and collaborator,” said Julie Bryant, GeneGo’s VP of Business Development. “ISB, led by Dr. Lee Hood, is the premium academic institution in our field, with outstanding research and vision. We are looking forward to working with them in systems biology of human diseases.”