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The International Society for Computational Biology names seven members as the ISCB Fellows Class of 2012

LA JOLLA, CA – The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has elected seven of its members as Fellows of the ISCB.  The ISCB Fellows program honors members that have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. The ISCB Fellows Class of 2012 comprises:

  • Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peter Karp, SRI International
  • Jill Mesirov, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Pavel Pevzner, University of California, San Diego
  • Ron Shamir, Tel-Aviv University
  • Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
  • Gunnar von Heijne, Stockholm University

These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to computational biology and bioinformatics at the ISCB members meeting on July 15, 2012 during the Society's 20th Anniversary annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in Long Beach, California. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

The outcome of this year's election is presented with tremendous pride. "ISCB Fellows represent the absolute pillars of our community," stated Burkhard Rost, president of the ISCB. Each of these very accomplished researchers has made exceptional contributions to the ISCB's mission to advance the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. Rost continued, "I can imagine that the ISCB Fellows will become an active group of the Society, serving as a pool of experts that can help drive the scientific excellence of our field."

About ISCB

The International Society for Computational Biology is a not-for-profit scholarly society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. Based in La Jolla, California, at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, the ISCB has a global membership of nearly 3,000 researchers from 70 countries. For more information, visit www.iscb.org.

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