The International Society for Computational Biology has awarded the 2014 Senior Scientist Award to Eugene Myers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. The award recognizes a senior scientist in the field of computational biology for his or her significant contributions to the community through research, service, and education.
Myers, who contributed to the early development of the National Center for Biotechnology Institute's Blast software, has a BS in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado. His current research efforts focus on analyzing and extracting information from image data from various forms of microscopy.
He will receive his award and deliver a keynote address at ISCB's 22nd Annual Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 11–15, 2014
Bhubaneswar (Bud) Mishra has joined In Silico Medicine's science advisory board.
Mishra is a professor of computer science and mathematics at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, professor of human genetics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and a professor of cell biology at NYU School of Medicine. He founded the NYU/Courant Bioinformatics Group, a multi-disciplinary group working on research at the interface of computer science, applied mathematics, and biology.