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volume 5, issue 3

President’s Letter

ISMB 2002 Overview

Overton Prize

New Board Members

2003 ISCB Membership Registration Now Open

ISCB Members’ Meeting

Application Deadline to Host ISMB 2004 or 2005

ISMB Goes Down Under

SGI Awards Best Paper and Best Poster Awards at ISMB 2002

CAPRI and ECCB Travel Fellowship Recipients

Bourne Receives Sun Convergence Lifetime Achievement Award

McKay: Executive Officer

Events and Opportunities

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Overton Prize 2002

The winner of this year’s Overton Prize, David Baker, associate professor at the University of Washington and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, delivered the Overton Lecture on the last day of ISMB 2002. In the keynote talk, titled “Predication and design of protein structures and protein-protein interactions,” Baker thanked the ISCB, “for this great honor.” He then reviewed his research as well as explaining the contributions of his colleagues. Baker said, “It’s an exciting time because we can create new molecules that do all kinds of interesting things.”

Larry Hunter, the founder of the ISCB and current Board member, introduced Baker. “David’s contributions to the field are many and excellent,” he said. Hunter mentioned the CASP4 competition and said, “Thanks on behalf of the bioinformatics community for unraveling one of our most interesting problems.”

The ISCB Awards Committee unanimously selected Baker to receive the Overton Prize for his work in applying computational science to drug design, genetics, and health care, and, in particular, the Rosetta algorithm, which predicts protein structure.