Jim Kent receives honors from two sources

Jim Kent receives honors from two sources
Jim Kent receives honors from two sources
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Research Scientist Jim Kent has been named a 2002 GT All-Star by Genome Technology Magazine. He is recognized in the category of Sequencing Technology/Database Doyen.

He was also awarded the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award by the members of Bioinformatics.org. This award is presented annually to a bioinformaticist who has embodied the ideals of Benjamin Franklin by promoting freedom and openness in the field.

The honor from Bioinformatics.org is for developing the program GigAssembler and for using it to assemble the DNA fragments of the public Human Genome Project. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of Bioinformatics.org in San Diego next February.