Phil Bourne, professor in the department of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, co-director of the Protein Data Bank, and former president of the International Society for Computational Biology, has recently taken on a new role as founding editor-in-chief of the upcoming journal PLoS Computational Biology. The open-access journal, to be jointly published by the Public Library of Science and ISCB, is scheduled for launch in June, at ISCB’s 13th annual Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference.

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