Dr. Leroy Hood has been selected as plenary speaker for the 22nd annual Supercomputing Conference. The world-renowned biologist will kick off the Bio-Computing Day at this year’s conference with a discussion on the new direction of what is referred to as ‘P4′ medicine [predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory].
Dr. Hood will be speaking at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18th, to kick off Bio-Computing Day at SC09. Approximately 11,000 attendees will descend on Portland, Oregon for SC09, many of whom are leading computational scientists, researchers, and supercomputing experts from around the globe, working on High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms and supercomputers researching life-changing issues such as disease understanding, drug discovery, renewable energy, and global climate change.
Dr. Hood is currently the President and Co-Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, which is focusing on pioneering systems biology, the platform for P4 medicine. He’s also an author, speaker and holds several patents and awards for his research on DNA sequencing. For more info, read the full release here.