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Genome Technology Names 2008 'Tomorrow's PIs'
Date:12/8/2008

For the third year, Genome Technology magazine profiles the best up-and-coming young investigators, selected by the field's elite scientists

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Genome Technology magazine has named the 30 rising young stars who comprise its third annual "Tomorrow's PIs" special edition.

This issue offers readers a chance to see large-scale biological research through the eyes of some of the best and the brightest scientists who are poised to make significant contributions to their areas of interest.

This year-end special issue features 30 up-and-coming young researchers focusing on a range of research areas, from sequencing and gene expression to proteomics and translational research.

The young investigators were nominated by scientists who are established leaders in the field today, including Victor Ambros at the University of Massachusetts, Mary-Claire King at the University of Washington, Eddy Rubin from the Joint Genome Institute, Janet Thornton of the European Bioinformatics Institute, and Rick Wilson at Washington University, to name just a few.

The investigators chosen to be Tomorrow's PIs were selected for their innovative work and research in a discipline that's part of the systems biology field, as well as for being early in their careers as scientists.

Thanks to proceeds from advertisers, Genome Technology is able to offer travel stipend awards to the young scientists profiled in the issue.

    This year's Tomorrow's PIs are:

    Julius Brennecke, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine
    Greg Cooper, University of Washington
    Li Ding, Washington University in St. Louis
    Laura Elnitski, National Human Genome Research Institute
    Paul Flicek, European Bioinformatics Institute
    Gad Getz, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
    Wolfgang Huber, European Bioinformatics Institute
    Carl Kingsford, University of Maryland
    Giselle Knudsen, University of California, San Francisco
    Tim Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Carey Lumeng, University of Michigan
    David Mathews, University of Rochester
    Kevin Morris, The Scripps Research Institute
    Uwe Ohler, Duke University
    Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Wei-Jun Qian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Raul Rabadan, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Oliver Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Robert Riehn, North Carolina State University
    Charles Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Jay Shendure, University of Washington
    Shamil Sunyaev, Harvard Medical School
    James Taylor, Emory University
    Rachael Thomas, North Carolina State University
    Bridget Wagner, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
    Marian Walhout, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Xudong Yao, University of Connecticut
    Bojan Zagrovic, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences
    Zhaolei Zhang, University of Toronto



    BY STATE:

    California
    Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine
    Giselle Knudsen, University of California, San Francisco
    Kevin Morris, The Scripps Research Institute
    Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Connecticut
    Xudong Yao, University of Connecticut

    Georgia
    James Taylor, Emory University

    Illinois
    Charles Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Maryland
    Laura Elnitski, National Human Genome Research Institute
    Carl Kingsford, University of Maryland

    Massachusetts
    Gad Getz, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
    Tim Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Oliver Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Shamil Sunyaev, Harvard Medical School
    Bridget Wagner, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
    Marian Walhout, University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Michigan
    Carey Lumeng, University of Michigan

    Missouri
    Li Ding, Washington University in St. Louis

    New York
    Julius Brennecke, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    David Mathews, University of Rochester
    Raul Rabadan, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

    North Carolina
    Uwe Ohler, Duke University
    Robert Riehn, North Carolina State University
    Rachael Thomas, North Carolina State University

    Washington
    Greg Cooper, University of Washington
    Wei-Jun Qian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Jay Shendure, University of Washington

    Canada
    Zhaolei Zhang, University of Toronto

    Europe
    Paul Flicek, European Bioinformatics Institute
    Wolfgang Huber, European Bioinformatics Institute
    Bojan Zagrovic, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences



    BY INSTITUTE:

    Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
    Gad Getz
    Bridget Wagner

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Julius Brennecke

    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Raul Rabadan

    Duke University
    Uwe Ohler

    Emory University
    James Taylor

    European Bioinformatics Institute
    Paul Flicek
    Wolfgang Huber

    Harvard Medical School
    Shamil Sunyaev

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Len Pennacchio

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Tim Lu

    Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences
    Bojan Zagrovic

    National Human Genome Research Institute
    Laura Elnitski

    North Carolina State University
    Robert Riehn
    Rachael Thomas

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Wei-Jun Qian

    The Scripps Research Institute
    Kevin Morris

    University of California, Irvine
    Adriana Briscoe

    University of California, San Francisco
    Giselle Knudsen

    University of Connecticut
    Xudong Yao

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Charles Schroeder

    University of Maryland
    Carl Kingsford

    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Oliver Rando
    Marian Walhout

    University of Michigan
    Carey Lumeng

    University of Rochester
    David Mathews

    University of Toronto
    Zhaolei Zhang

    University of Washington
    Greg Cooper
    Jay Shendure

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Li Ding

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    Genome Technology
    Meredith W. Salisbury -- Editorial Director
    msalisbury@genomeweb.com


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