To come up with its annual list of young innovators, Technology Review says it searches "for people who are tackling important problems in transformative ways." Among those people are Yemi Adesokan, Miriah Meyer, Jeff Hammerbacher, and Andrew Phillips. Adesokan founded a company called Pathogenica that aims to develop sequencing technologies to diagnose infectious disease while Meyer is creating a program for comparative genomics. Hammerbacher, though, is focused on developing Hadoop, open-source database project, to handle vast amounts of data. And Phillips is writing software to aid researchers in designing synthetic microbes.
Aug 23, 2011