PHILADELPHIA, May 14 - The Cell Systems Initiative, a technology incubator at the University of Washington, is working to develop a set of symbols to represent biological interactions that would be the equivalent of the chemical symbols used to represent chemical activity, Bob Franza, the director of CSI, said Monday.

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