Jim Kent awarded 2003 ISCB Overton Prize

Saturday, March 1, 2003

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has announced that UCSC's Jim Kent is the winner of the 2003 Overton Prize. The prize will be given at ISCB's annual meeting, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), to be held in Brisbane, Australia this summer.

Now in its third year, the Overton Prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early- to mid- stage of his or her career who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology through research, education, service, or a combination of the three. The prize was awarded in part for Kent's creation of GigAssembler, a program that produced the first full working draft assembly of the human genome.