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Newsletter  |  October 10, 2017

Systems biology on film

Many of the projects funded by SystemsX.ch have addressed research questions that directly affect people’s lives. The new SystemsX.ch documentary film, “The Human Body – the ultimate frontier of complexity”, aims to make the work of these research projects more accessible. The film is currently available in English and German; the French and Italian versions will follow in late autumn. Members of the SystemsX.ch community are encouraged to share the film and publish it on their institutions’ websites. You can watch the whole film or individual chapters on www.systemsx.ch/film.

Film preview with panel discussion at Scientifica

The preview of the documentary film “The Human Body – the ultimate frontier of complexity” took place at Scientifica, organized by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, on September 3. The event was met with great interest. The subsequent panel discussion on systems biology gave the public an opportunity to discuss with some of the initiative’s top scientists.
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Last gathering of SystemsX.ch

From September 4-7, 2017, around 200 scientists from a variety of disciplines participated in the 3rd International SystemsX.ch Conference on Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. The event represented the conclusion of SystemsX.ch and showed that the initiative's philosophy of interdisciplinarity has resulted in fruitful collaborations and results which would otherwise never have been achieved.
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New Swiss Society of Systems Biology

Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is opening a new section in November 2017: the Swiss Society of Systems Biology. The new section will offer a platform for the systems biology community after SystemsX.ch comes to an end in 2018. Don’t miss the Systems Biology Symposium at the LS2 Annual Meeting in February 12-13, 2018 in Lausanne. SystemsX.ch members are encouraged to become members of the new society. More information will follow in due course.