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Leroy Hood wins NAE Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize

January 12th, 2011 / in Uncategorized / by Ed Lazowska

Leroy Hood, President of Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, will receive the National Academy of Engineering’s Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize.  The Russ Prize – a $500,000 biennial award “recognizing a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition” – was conferred on Hood “for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science.”

Hood has been a visionary in exploiting the synergies between science and technology, and in viewing biology as an information science.  He co-authored the Computing Community Consortium’s research white paper “P4 Medicine:  Personalized, Predictive, Preventive, Participatory – A Change of View that Changes Everything.”

The National Academy of Engineering announcement quotes UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska:  “No single person has done more to create the genomics era than Leroy Hood.  Lee is a visionary who integrated science and technology, creating instruments that allow us to tackle some of the most fundamental problems in modern biology and medicine.”  Read the announcement here.

Leroy Hood wins NAE Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize

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