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Webb Miller and Trey Ideker to receive top international bioinformatics awards for 2009 from the International Society for Computational Biology.

Morrison McKay BJ, Sansom C - PLoS Comput. Biol. (2009)

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Affiliation: International Society for Computational Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. bj@iscb.org

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Each year, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; http://www.iscb.org) makes two major awards to recognize excellence in the field of bioinformatics... The ISCB Awards Committee, composed of current and past directors of the Society and previous award winners, has announced that the 2009 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award will be given to Webb Miller (Image 1) of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA), and the 2009 ISCB Overton Prize for outstanding achievement in early- to mid-career will be awarded to Trey Ideker (Image 2) of the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA, who serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PLoS Computational Biology... Both 2009 award winners started their careers in basic computer science, but since moving into bioinformatics they have made important contributions to biological understanding as well as to algorithm design... Established in 2003, ISCB's Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award recognizes members of the computational biology community who have made major contributions to the field through research, education, service, or a combination of the three... Miller's initial training was, like Haussler's, in mathematics... In the mid-1960s, when still an undergraduate student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, he found a book in the library that determined the path of his higher education and career for the next two decades... It was on the theoretical limits of what is computable, and the young Miller immediately decided that he, at his “little college”, could undertake real, publishable research in this field... The resulting paper, the first of a very long list, eventually appeared in an obscure logic journal published in East Germany... While he was writing, he was also looking around for new challenges and applications of his computational knowledge... He found them through a most unexpected source. “My mother started sending me newspaper clippings about the beginnings of the Human Genome Project,” he says. “This fascinated me, although I knew no biology at the time... Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died suddenly the previous year... The Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in early- to mid-career who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology... A friend who was a molecular biologist in graduate school gave him the names of potential advisors, one of whom was Leroy Hood, co-founder of the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington... In 1996, and before the ISB was founded, Ideker moved to Seattle to join Hood as one of his first graduate students there... To read more about each of the past winners of ISCB's Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award and Overton Prize, please see http://www.iscb.org/iscb-awards.

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Mentions: Each year, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; http://www.iscb.org) makes two major awards to recognize excellence in the field of bioinformatics. The ISCB Awards Committee, composed of current and past directors of the Society and previous award winners, has announced that the 2009 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award will be given to Webb Miller (Image 1) of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA), and the 2009 ISCB Overton Prize for outstanding achievement in early- to mid-career will be awarded to Trey Ideker (Image 2) of the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA, who serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PLoS Computational Biology. These awards represent the highest tribute and recognition of scientific excellence within the bioinformatics community, and they are seen as honors well beyond the boundaries of the discipline. Both 2009 award winners started their careers in basic computer science, but since moving into bioinformatics they have made important contributions to biological understanding as well as to algorithm design.


Webb Miller and Trey Ideker to receive top international bioinformatics awards for 2009 from the International Society for Computational Biology.

Morrison McKay BJ, Sansom C - PLoS Comput. Biol. (2009)

Trey Ideker.Image credit: Jason Varney, Jason Varney Photography
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Mentions: Each year, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; http://www.iscb.org) makes two major awards to recognize excellence in the field of bioinformatics. The ISCB Awards Committee, composed of current and past directors of the Society and previous award winners, has announced that the 2009 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award will be given to Webb Miller (Image 1) of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA), and the 2009 ISCB Overton Prize for outstanding achievement in early- to mid-career will be awarded to Trey Ideker (Image 2) of the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA, who serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PLoS Computational Biology. These awards represent the highest tribute and recognition of scientific excellence within the bioinformatics community, and they are seen as honors well beyond the boundaries of the discipline. Both 2009 award winners started their careers in basic computer science, but since moving into bioinformatics they have made important contributions to biological understanding as well as to algorithm design.

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Affiliation: International Society for Computational Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. bj@iscb.org

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Each year, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; http://www.iscb.org) makes two major awards to recognize excellence in the field of bioinformatics... The ISCB Awards Committee, composed of current and past directors of the Society and previous award winners, has announced that the 2009 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award will be given to Webb Miller (Image 1) of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA), and the 2009 ISCB Overton Prize for outstanding achievement in early- to mid-career will be awarded to Trey Ideker (Image 2) of the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA, who serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PLoS Computational Biology... Both 2009 award winners started their careers in basic computer science, but since moving into bioinformatics they have made important contributions to biological understanding as well as to algorithm design... Established in 2003, ISCB's Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award recognizes members of the computational biology community who have made major contributions to the field through research, education, service, or a combination of the three... Miller's initial training was, like Haussler's, in mathematics... In the mid-1960s, when still an undergraduate student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, he found a book in the library that determined the path of his higher education and career for the next two decades... It was on the theoretical limits of what is computable, and the young Miller immediately decided that he, at his “little college”, could undertake real, publishable research in this field... The resulting paper, the first of a very long list, eventually appeared in an obscure logic journal published in East Germany... While he was writing, he was also looking around for new challenges and applications of his computational knowledge... He found them through a most unexpected source. “My mother started sending me newspaper clippings about the beginnings of the Human Genome Project,” he says. “This fascinated me, although I knew no biology at the time... Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and a member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died suddenly the previous year... The Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in early- to mid-career who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology... A friend who was a molecular biologist in graduate school gave him the names of potential advisors, one of whom was Leroy Hood, co-founder of the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington... In 1996, and before the ISB was founded, Ideker moved to Seattle to join Hood as one of his first graduate students there... To read more about each of the past winners of ISCB's Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award and Overton Prize, please see http://www.iscb.org/iscb-awards.

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