2013 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference

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Photos from ISMB/ECCB 2013 and the awarding of the ISCB Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award to Professor David Eisenberg are now available online.

The International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) awarded Professor David Eisenberg with the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award for his contributions to the field of computational biology through research, education, and service. The presentation was held during the 21st Annual Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference, which took place with the 12th European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB 2013) in Berlin, Germany on July 19-23, 2013.

As part of the conference, Eisenberg delivered a keynote address, discussing his recent work in “protein interactions by X-ray crystallography, bioinformatics, and biochemistry, with an emphasis on amyloid-forming proteins.”

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Photos from the conference and the presentation of the award to David Eisenberg

ISCB, formed in 1997, is a global community of over 3000 scientists committed to increasing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. The ISCB hosts annual meetings, including the ISMB, the world’s largest bioinformatics conference. More information can be found here.  The photos from ISMB 2013 can be found here.

Short Biography of David Eisenberg from ISMB ECCB 2013

As a Harvard undergraduate, David Eisenberg had the good fortune to be assigned to study with John T. Edsall, one of the pioneers of protein chemistry, who oriented him to his life’s work.  As a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Eisenberg earned a D.Phil. in theoretical chemistry for study with Charles Coulson on hydrogen bonding in ice. Returning to the States, Eisenberg worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Walter Kauzmann, the discoverer of the hydrophobic interaction.  Together they wrote a monograph, The Structure and Properties of Water, still in print after 44 years.  In further postdoctoral study at Caltech, Eisenberg learned X-ray crystallography.  Since 1969, Eisenberg has been on the faculty of UCLA, now as the Paul D. Boyer Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Co-Director of the Center for Global Mentoring.  Eisenberg now concentrates on proteins in the amyloid state.   He has coauthored a text Physical Chemistry for Students of the Life Sciences, as well as some 350 research papers and reviews, with over 50,000 Google Scholar citations.

Link to the Eisenberg Group Webpage.

Photos and information courtesy of ISCB.org