"Connection" is also at the heart of the study of systems biology: in this case, connection between researchers, applications, ideas and concepts.
And Australia is about to experience a burst of systems biology connection like never before.
ICSB 2014 is bringing together both an amazing range of speakers from all over the world (including pioneers and innovators like Dr Leroy Hood and Professor Hiroaki Kitano), and an amazing range of delegates.
Three of the event's hosts (EMBL Australia, CSIRO and Bioplatforms Australia) are the funders of the Australian Bioinformatics Network whose purpose is "connection".
So I hope you will join me in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with systems biology.
See you at ICSB 2014 in 18 days!
...oh, and if you haven't registered yet, here's how.
(Note also 1-day registrations are available.)