The International Society for Computational Biology is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Overton Prize and the fifth annual Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award. Winners of both awards will be invited to present keynote talks at the joint conference of the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the European Conference of Computational Biology in Vienna, Austria, July 21-25, 2007. Nominations can be submitted here no later than Nov. 30.
James Rubin, John Yingling, Jasper Rine, Nicholas Jewell, and International Society for Computational Biology
James Rubin resigned as CFO of Tripos on Oct. 12, the company disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week. Rubin will remain a senior vice president at the firm, working full time through Oct. 31 and with a reduced workload after that date. Tripos’ board appointed John Yingling, vice president and chief accounting officer, to replace Rubin as CFO.
Jasper Rine, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Computational Biology for a three-year term, effective immediately. Rine replaces Nicholas Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics, who served as the initiative's acting director for two years.