Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
In late 2015, IEEE created the IEEE Brain Initiative with the mission to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization and development of technologies in neuroscience to help improve the human condition. IEEE is in a unique position to leverage its broad expertise in electronics, communication, sensors, power management, etc. to bring an engineering and systems perspective to world-wide activities that are focused on understanding and interfacing with the brain.
By Nicholas McGranahan
In recent years, biological sciences have witnessed a surge in the generation of data. By 2018, sequencing of patient genomes will likely produce one quintillion bytes of data annually – that is a million times a million times a million bytes of data. The fruits of cancer bioinformatics research are already making their mark on our understanding of cancer.
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
15th International Summer School on Biocomplexity, Biodesign & Bioinnova: from Gene to System
24-30 June 2016
Seferihisar, Izmir, Turkey