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
The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), led by Dr. Leroy Hood, pioneered the concept of P4 Medicine (personalized, predictive, preventive, and participatory). In an effort to study the factors that contribute to people staying healthy and to create metrics for wellness, ISB launched a pilot study called the Hundred Person Wellness Project (HPWP) in 2014. This pilot study was completed in 2015 and ISB concluded the best way to provide wellness metrics to a broad cross section of population is through a scientific wellness company.
C. David Page Jr., Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at UW-Madison, works on algorithms for data mining and machine learning, and their applications to biomedical data. In this article, Professor Page talks about his personal experience, which inspired him to develop machine learning algorithms that understand real-world complex data to further the field of precision medicine.
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.
Don't Miss the IEEE Women in Engineering Virtual Career Fair
On Wednesday, 23 September 2015, the IEEE Job Site will be hosting an IEEE Women in Engineering Virtual Career Fair. The IEEE Women in Engineering Virtual Career Fair enables you to reach technology employers without having to leave your home or office! By registering for this event, you will meet leading technology employers that are looking to hire qualified candidates like yourselves.
2015 IEEE EMBS Quinquennial International Student Conference
Nov 5-7, 2015
Developed By Students, For Students!
Conference will provide first-hand accounts of experiences by experts in Biomedical Engineering, include workshops geared toward helping students establish themselves in the Biomedical Engineering field, and offer attendees opportunities to network with peers and students from around the world.