Biologist Leroy Hood will be the plenary speaker for the 22nd annual SCO9 conference, which takes place Nov. 14-20, in Portland, Ore. Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, will discuss predictive, personalized, preventive, and participatory (P4) medicine and how it will affect health care in the future.
Elected to the Inventors Hall of Fame for the automated DNA sequencer in 2007, Hood has published more than 650 peer-reviewed papers, received 14 patents, co-authored several textbooks, and co-authored a popular book on the human genome project, "The Code of Codes." He will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to kick off Bio-Computing Day.
Co-sponsored by ACM, SC09 is expected to attract 11,000 people from around the world, including many top computational scientists, researchers, and supercomputing experts. "Computing for a Changing World" will be the theme of this year's gathering, and there will be a special focus on initiatives related to sustainability and the three-dimensional Internet.
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