UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group honored with 2003 Tech Museum Award

UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group honored with 2003 Tech Museum Award
UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group honored with 2003 Tech Museum Award
Thursday, October 16, 2003

For the past 3 years, the San Jose Tech Museum has honored groups from around the world who use technology to solve the most urgent global challenges facing humanity. Each year 25 laureates who make significant contributions to this goal receive the honor of the Tech Museum Award in the areas of education, equality, the environment, economic development, and health.

On October 15, the Genome Bioinformatics Group at UCSC received recognition in the health category for its work in developing the software programs that make genomic data available for free to researchers worldwide in a form that is easy to use and comprehensive. This work promises to revolutionize medicine by making it possible to identify the genes involved in many human diseases, enabling the development of new diagnostics and treatments.

About the Tech Award, group leader David Haussler said, 'We are honored to be recognized along with these exceptional groups that make it their daily work to contribute to the world in ways that make an immediate difference in people's lives.'