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COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM IS OCT. 2 AT OLD DOMINION

Maciek Sasinowski, chief executive officer of Incogen Inc., a local bioinformatics firm, will discuss "The Ups and Downs of Informatics in Biotechnology" at a colloquium held by the Department of Computer Sciences at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in room 226 of the Education Building.

Incogen, of Williamsburg, is collaborating closely with William and Mary and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

Bioinformatics, or - more generally - life science informatics, plays a crucial role in the pharmaceutical industry, agricultural research industry, and biotechnology. It offers unprecedented potential for discovery and benefits, leading to advances ranging from inherently disease resistant crops to personally-tailored, side-effect-free medicines. Sasinowski's talk will present an overview of the changing landscape of life science informatics, address the technical and business challenges, and attempt a guess at predicting the future of the field.

More information is available by calling 683-3915.

This article was posted on: September 30, 2002

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