New NIGMS Bioinformatics Chief Sets Interoperability, Infrastructure as Top Priorities | GenomeWeb

In 1999, the National Institutes of Health appointed an external advisory group to prepare what became known as the BISTI (Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative) report, which called for better coordination of bioinformatics efforts across the NIH. Four years later, the NIH has finally found someone to head the initiative in Eric Jakobsson, a physiologist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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