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In Memory of Kamalakar-Rao Mettani


In February 2008, we were saddened to learn that we lost a valued member of our web development team, Kamalakar-Rao Mettani. Kamal was 31 years old and had just finished his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree at the University of Applied Science Heidelberg, in the department of Computer Science.

His thesis presented a thorough study of the previous ISCB website and a detailed proposal to increase member benefits by allowing for greater web-based community interactions. Kamal received the university's distinguished honor of best master of science thesis in 2007.

Kamal and his thesis were key to the redevelopment of the ISCB web site, and for several months after receiving his degree, right up until the time of his sudden death, he personally worked with the ISCB staff and leadership to implement his plan. As you look through the new layout and functionality, please know that Kamal's energy and talents are part of every piece of code and design.

We are all proud to have worked with someone who was as bright, conscientious, and professional as Kamal, and know he will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Therefore, as ISCB launches its new web presence, we dedicate this site to Kamalakar-Rao Mettani.

Most Sincerely,
The International Society for Computational Biology

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Kamal receives his Master of Science Degree from Professor Gerd Moeckel
(SRH Heidelberg) and Dr. Reinhard Schneider (EMBL).

Kamal (pictured on the far right) joins his fellow graduates on stage.
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