When the Human Proteome Organization begins its meeting in Beijing on Oct. 25, pioneer proteomics scientist Ruedi Aebersold will not be there. Instead, Aebersold, a co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, will be heading to Zurich where he will create an interdisciplinary "faculty cluster" focused on systems biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). Aebersold will remain at ISB in Seattle full time into 2006 and will then transition to full-time professor of systems biology at ETH while retaining his faculty position with ISB.

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