Sun Convergence Award
has acknowledged the scientific leadership of San Diego Supercomputer
Centers (SDSC) Director of Integrative Biosciences and ISCB
President, Phil Bourne, presenting him with the Convergence Award
at BioFusion 2002, an event held at the Old Globe Theater in San
Diego, California, on June 24, 2002.
The Sun Microsystems
Convergence Award recognizes a scientific leader who has fostered
the integration of information technology with the life sciences,
with the ultimate goal of improving global public health.
leadership continues to have a dramatic impact on facilitating the
IT convergence into the advancement of Life Sciences, said
Howard Asher, director, life sciences industry solutions worldwide
at Sun Microsystems. It is because of Phil Bournes contributions
that Sun Microsystems has honored him with the Convergence Award.
proud to see Phil recognized for his contributions to the biology
community in San Diego and around the world, said SDSC Director
Fran Berman. Thanks to Phil and our world-class team of computational
biologists, SDSC has been able to make unique contributions to biology
and bioinformatics and to foster breakthroughs in scientific discovery
for biology and health care.
Bourne, a computational
biologist for nearly two decades, is considered a leader in the
worlds bioinformatics community. Along with his research projects
at SDSC, Bourne serves as a professor of pharmacology at the University
of California at San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Burnham
Institute and the Keck Graduate Institute.
Bourne has headed
up a long roster of projects, including serving as co-director of
the Protein Data Bank and a principle investigator of the Systematic
Protein Annotation and Modeling project, funded by the National
Institutes for Health.
The award was one of several life science and achievement prizes
presented at BioFusion 2002, an event sponsored by the T Sector
Magazine and BIOCOM to honor life science executives and leaders
in the California life science sectors.