Belated² 2010 Impact Factors

The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for 2010 have been out for months, but I only just now got around to creating this post. This is miles away from my World Cup of Impact Factors post from a year ago, which...

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Beware of Greeks borrowing gifts

It is a question I have to answer almost on a daily basis for quite a while. Everywhere I go, as soon as people find out I am Greek, they ask: what is going on with Greece? There is strong...

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Polis

The city by C. P. Cavafy translated By Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard You said: “I’ll go to another country, go to another shore, find another city better than this one. Whatever I try to do is fated to turn...

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Is Systems Biology doomed to fail? (NO!)

In early 2010, Sydney Brenner, wrote an article for the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society entitled ‘Sequences and consequences’. In this article, Brenner claims: The new science of Systems Biology […] will fail because deducing models of function...

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Systems Biology conferences in 2011

The year is almost gone, and it seems that a lot of people are trying to fix their conference schedule for 2011. I’ve seen quite a few questions about Systems Biology conferences flying around the web, so I thought it...

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Better late than never! Report from ICSB 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the 11th International Conference of Systems Biology in Edinburgh, Scotland (ICSB 2010, from 10 to 15 October, including tutorials and workshops). If I was any good at this “blogging” thing, I would have...

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COMBINE 2010

One of the most interesting parts of the ICSB (International Conference of Systems Biology, held this year in Edinburgh), has always been the SBML forum for me. This event was an opportunity for the SBML community to meet face-to-face and...

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Moving to Seattle

Seattle skyline I probably should have written this entry some time ago, but I guess I have been a bit preoccupied with everything that has been happening lately… In any case, here is the worse-kept secret ever: I am leaving...

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World Cup of Impact Factors

The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for 2009 were published this week. To the constant chagrin of many scientists, these are outdated even as they are made public (for example, the Impact Factors for 2009 were just published in the middle...

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