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Don Gilbert Nominated for Benjamin Franklin Award

The Bioinformatics Organization has announced its nominees for the the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award.

The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually by this organization to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences.

This year's nominees include longtime GMOD contributor Don Gilbert, of Indiana University. Other 2010 nominees are Alex Bateman, David J. Lipman, G.P.S. Raghava, and John Quakenbush. Previous winners of the BFA include Jim Kent, Michael Ashburner, and another long-time GMOD contributor Lincoln Stein.

If you want a say on who should receive the 2010 award, please go to and cast your vote. If you are not already a member you will need to join, but basic membership is free.

Dave Clements
GMOD Help Desk

Posted to the GMOD News on 2010/04/01