This article is part of the supplement: The International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing (IJCBS)
2K09 and thereafter : the coming era of integrative bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing for functional genomics and personalized medicine research
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 U.S.A.
2 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 USA
3 Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 USA
4 Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 94720, USA
5 Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211-2060 USA
6 National Center for Integrated Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) and Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 USA
7 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260-2000 USA
8 Department of Control Science & Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 China
9 Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia 30332-0535 USA
10 Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7404 USA
11 The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattisburg, MS 39402, USA
12 International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine and SpecPro Inc, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 USA
BMC Genomics 2010, 11(Suppl 3):I1 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-S3-I1Published: 1 December 2010
Significant interest exists in establishing synergistic research in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. Supported by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (http://www.ISIBM.org webcite), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD) and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, the ISIBM International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing (ISIBM IJCBS 2009) attracted more than 300 papers and 400 researchers and medical doctors world-wide. It was the only inter/multidisciplinary conference aimed to promote synergistic research and education in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. The conference committee was very grateful for the valuable advice and suggestions from honorary chairs, steering committee members and scientific leaders including Dr. Michael S. Waterman (USC, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Wing H. Wong (Stanford, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Qu Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Andrzej Niemierko (Harvard), Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Brian D. Athey (Michigan), Dr. Weida Tong (FDA, United States Department of Health and Human Services), Dr. Cathy H. Wu (Georgetown), Dr. Dong Xu (Missouri), Drs. Arif Ghafoor and Okan K Ersoy (Purdue), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech, President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid R. Arabnia (UGA, Vice-President of ISIBM), and other scientific leaders. The committee presented the 2009 ISIBM Outstanding Achievement Awards to Dr. Joydeep Ghosh (UT Austin), Dr. Aidong Zhang (Buffalo) and Dr. Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing) for their significant contributions to the field of intelligent biological medicine.