Leroy Hood, the man who transformed biology by leading the team that invented automated DNA sequencers, has picked up one of the highest honors a scientist can get in the United States—the National Medal of Science.
President Barack Obama announced today that he will give a National Medal of Science to Seattle biologist Dr. Leroy Hood, who is revered in the science community for his molecular immunology, biotechnology and genomics research.
Hood, president and co-founder of the Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology, revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science when he and a team of other scientists discovered how to automate DNA sequencing in the 1980s. The research became an essential part of mapping the human genome years later.
LISTEN TO THE MENDELSPOD.COM INTERVIEW WITH LEE HOOD HERE.
By Theral Timpson
Today's interview covers some very broad topics and comes in two parts. It could only be done with an industry Titan, a scientist, an entrepreneur, a visionary, and a great salesman. Our guest is Lee Hood, founder of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB).
TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cancer genomics research expert Ilya Shmulevich, a professor of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), has called on computer scientists and biologists to work together in order to achieve a breakthrough in medical science. Shmulevich was invited by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, as a keynote speaker at GIW 2012 -- the 23rd International Conference on Genome Informatics – to give a talk on “Integrative Analysis and Interactive Exploration of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA),” Dec. 13.
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2012)—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 98 innovators to NAI Charter Fellow status, representing 54 prestigious research universities and non-profit research institutes. Together, the new Fellows hold more than 3,200 U.S. patents.
ISB is proud to announce that Sriram Chandrasekaran, a young scientist in the Nathan Price Lab, has received the prestigious Harvard Junior Fellowship. Fellows are chosen for their "resourcefulness, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, and because their work holds exceptional promise." Chandrasekaran was also a finalist in the 2012 Lemelson MIT Illinois student award for innovation.
NanoString Technologies continues to rake in new capital, announcing today that it has raised $15.3 million from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and AllianceBernstein Alternative Investment Management Group. ...NanoString was founded in 2003 with a molecular barcoding technology developed at Leroy Hood’s Institute for Systems Biology.
"I think the thing that is most unique about P4 Medicine is that it will represent a network of networks - genetic networks, molecular networks, cellular networks, tissue networks, individual networks, population networks, social networks."
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