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Ewan Birney, Melissa Cline

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The Bioinformatics Organization will award the 2005 Benjamin Franklin Award in Bioinformatics to Ewan Birney of the European Bioinformatics Institute. Bioinformatics.Org presents the award annually to an individual who has “promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the scientific field of bioinformatics.” The award will be presented at the annual meeting of Bioinformatics.Org in Boston on May 19.


Melissa Cline has left her post as a bioinformatics scientist at Affymetrix to join Benno Schwikowski’s lab at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Cline told BioInform that the main focus of her work will be further development of Cytoscape, a software platform for visualizing and modeling biological pathways and molecular interactions.

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