Our Department recognizes that the best way to do science is as part of a healthy community.  We work hard to create an environment that lowers barriers to communication, that recognizes that scientists are human, and that encourages curiosity and creativity. 

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    Systems Biology 2016 Retreat

    Over 100 systems biologists, all in one place!

  • A seabird flying over the ocean with a fish in its talons

    Our Department Retreat is held in beautiful upstate Maine

    Long walks talking science in gorgeous scenery. What could be better?

  • A male researcher explaining a poster to colleagues

    Poster Sessions at the Sysbio Retreat

    They get crowded and noisy, but that's a good thing.

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    Reception and Poster Session at 2016 Sysbio Retreat

    Food and drink are important tools to encourage communication!

  • A male researcher with glasses explains a presentation on a whiteboard

    Theory Lunch

    The lunch is not theoretical...