November 14, 2005
Haussler speaks on biotech at World Technology
By Tim Stephens
David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and director
of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE),
will speak at the opening session of the 2005 World Technology
Summit this week in San Francisco.
David Haussler directs UCSC's Center for Biomolecular
Science and Engineering.
Haussler, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will
discuss health, medicine, and biotechnology. His talk is one
of six technology overviews by leaders in various fields on
Monday, November 14, the opening day of the summit. Haussler
will also take part in a panel discussion of the technology
overviews moderated by Adam Lashinsky, senior writer for Fortune
The two-day summit is organized by the World Technology Network,
which brings together individuals and companies deemed by their
peers to be the most innovative in the science and technology
world. Areas of interest range from information technology and
communications to biotech, energy, materials, and space, as
well as related fields such as finance, marketing, policy, law,
design, and ethics.
UPDATE, November 16
Haussler wins award for innovation
David Haussler won the World Technology Award in the
IT software category, one of the 20 categories in which
winners were chosen in voting by their peers as the most
innovative individuals in science and technology.
The annual World Technology Summit concludes on Tuesday evening
with the World Technology Awards. The awards are the culmination
of a global judging program through which new members are nominated
and selected. Haussler, as one of six finalists in the category
of information technology software, is a new fellow of the World
Technology Network and is eligible for the award in his category.
Winners will be announced at the ceremony Tuesday night.
"This year's group of fellows represent what is imminent,
possible, and important in and around emerging technologies,"
said James P. Clark, founder and chairman of the World Technology
Haussler's genome bioinformatics group at UCSC participates
in collaborative efforts to produce, assemble, and annotate
the first mammalian genomes. His group designed and built the
program that assembled the first working draft of the human
genome sequence from information produced by sequencing centers
worldwide and helped produce the finished sequence. The group
also created the UCSC Genome Browser, a powerful web-based tool
for investigating the genome sequences of humans and other organisms.
Haussler's ongoing research addresses a range of questions in
comparative and evolutionary genomics.
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