Plenary Lecture: James M. Ostell

Dr. Ostell is the Chief of the Information Engineering Branch (IEB) of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Dr. Ostell earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Harvard University, developed commercial software for biotechnology, then helped create NCBI in 1988. As IEB Chief, Dr. Ostell has been responsible for designing, developing, building, and deploying almost all production resources at NCBI from its beginning including PubMed, GenBank, BLAST, Entrez, RefSeq, dbSNP, PubMed Central, dbGaP, and many others. IEB serves more than 3 million users a day at peak rates of more than 7000 web hits a second. In 2007 Dr. Ostell was inducted into the United States National Academies, Institute of Medicine, and made an NIH Distinguished Investigator in 2011
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 8:45 AM-9:30 AM
Room: Town & Country Ballroom
Gerard R. Lazo
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