Jonathan Eisen: 2011 Benjamin Franklin Laureate

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Jonathan Eisen, a renowned open access advocate is awarded the tenth annual Benjamin Franklin award. This award, voted for by members of Bioinformatics.org, recognizes those providing free and open access to materials and methods in science.

Jonathan, a scientist of repute and also Academic Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Biology is a supporter of all open access journals, and has published in BioMed Central’s Genome Biology.

In addition to these academic roles, his use of social media and blogging to drive open access is especially exciting: his ‘Tree of life‘ blog is a must read for all scientists.

Congratulations Jonathan, from everyone at BioMed Central!