Genome Biology Advisory Board member Edward Marcotte receives Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award.

One of the newest recruits to Genome Biology’s Advisory board, Edward Marcotte, has been awarded the 2008 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Edward Marcotte is the William and Gwyn Shive Endowed Professor and the Mr. and Mrs. Corbin J. Robertson Sr. Regents Fellow in Molecular Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology and is co-director of the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology.

In addition to his role in mapping protein network interactions in different organisms, he created spotted cell microarrays for measuring protein expression and in keeping with his advocacy for open access, founded the first open-access database for mass spectrometry proteomics data. We are thrilled that his contribution to the field of systems and synthetic biology, the area in which he provides expert advice to Genome Biology and in which he has published in BioMed Central journals, has been justly recognised and rewarded. A full report detailing this award can be read on the news site of the University of Texas at Austin.

Many congratulations from everyone at BioMed Central.

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