March 14, 2006
Bioinformatics.Org will present the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award in the life sciences to Michael Ashburner of Cambridge University at the Bio•IT World Life Sciences Conference + Expo on April 5. Ashburner has made fundamental contributions to many open-access bioinformatics projects including FlyBase.
NEW LIMS INSTALLED
Scripps Florida, a division of The Scripps Research Institute, announced its new core facilities will use a scientific data management system from GenoLogics Life Sciences Software. The software will support Scripps’ proteomics, cytometry, and systems biology research efforts.
GlaxoSmithKline signed a multiyear licensing deal to use Aureus Pharma’s AurSCOPE Knowledge databases. GSK researchers will use Aureus’ GPCR, Ion Channel, hERG, Kinase, and ADME/Drug-Drug Interactions databases.
Syngenta has tapped InforSense for its Global Bioinformatics Platform. Syngenta will license InforSense’s KDE integrative analytics software and use InforSense Professional Services to help build the platform, which will be used to create, manage, and deploy workflows.