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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

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Bourne Receives Sun Convergence Award

Sun Microsystems has acknowledged the scientific leadership of San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (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.

“Phil Bourne’s 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 Bourne’s contributions that Sun Microsystems has honored him with the Convergence Award.”

“SDSC is 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 world’s 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.