12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


Updated Nov 14, 2014

IBM's Technical Computing organization
IBM's Technical Computing organization
is the high performance computing organization in IBM Systems and Technology Group. This group is responsible for the strategy, marketing and identification of areas that can benefit from IBM's high end technology. The life sciences is such an area, and IBM is and will continue to bring valued solutions to life sciences.

IBM's Research Division is a partner with IBM's Technical Computing organization, developing the next generation of high performance computers. In addition, the Research Division has many groups investigating numerous application areas in collaboration with IBM's customers and partners. This includes IBM’s Computational Biology Center with IBM’s new Computational Science Center.


The Gold Lab at the University of Colorado

The Gold Lab at the University of Colorado was established in 1971 by Dr. Larry Gold upon his arrival at the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Starting with basic research on bacteria and bacteriophage, the lab shifted its focus to human disease following the invention of the SELEX process in 1989. While at the university, Dr. Gold served as the chairman of the department from 1988 to 1992. Dr. Gold is one of a handful of people associated with the beginnings of biotechnology in Colorado. He cofounded an early biotech company, Synergen, and then founded NeXstar, a company that discovered Macugen, a drug to treat age-related blindness. Dr. Gold is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Currently Dr. Gold serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SomaLogic, a proteom.



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