Chicago Biotech Network Hosts Bioinformatics Forum

Mar 02, 2000, 00:00 ET from Chicago Biotech Network

    CHICAGO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Biotech Network will present
 a forum, "The Future of the Bioinformatics Industry in Illinois," on Thursday,
 March 9, from 8:00 A.M. to 12 Noon, at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
 in the Main Auditorium of the Molecular Biology Research Building, 900 South
 Ashland Avenue, Chicago.
     Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management
 of biological information, analyzing and integrating data applied to
 gene-based drug discovery and development.  Forum topics range from the basics
 of bioinformatics and potential applications to an overview of the national
 industry and the work of Illinois based researchers and companies.
     According to forum speaker, Michael D. Becker, editor of the nationally
 recognized biotechnology newsletter Beck On Biotech ( www.beckonbiotech.com ),
 "Just as personal computers and operating systems standardized the analysis
 and flow of information, now novel bioinformatics approaches combining
 semiconductor chips, software, and the internet with advances in chemistry and
 biology are greatly accelerating the rate of drug discovery and development."
 Mr. Becker also is a portfolio manager and analyst with Wayne Hummer
 Investments LLC in Chicago.
     Additional forum speakers include representatives from Motorola's Global
 Software Division; Argonne National Laboratory's Bioinformatics Unit;
 Integrated Genomics, Inc. of Chicago; Northwestern University's Department of
 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology; the University of Illinois
 at Chicago's Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences; and The
 Chicago Partnership for Economic Development.
     Forum Moderator will be Michael J. Hogg, a Partner with BusinessCounsel, a
 Chicago based law firm with expertise in international transactions and a
 focus on the life sciences.  Forum cosponsors are the Illinois Department of
 Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), and the Northwestern University Center
 for Biotechnology.
     The Chicago Biotech Network (CBN) is a trade association promoting the
 biotech industry around Chicago and across Illinois.  CBN's 217 members
 represent 135 biotech companies, investor groups, university research centers,
 and service providers.  For details, call 312-CBN-0123 or visit:
 www.ChicagoBiotechNetwork.org .
     There is no fee to attend the March 9th forum, but pre-registration is
 required.  Contact the Chicago Biotech Network by phone: 312-CBN-0123 or
 e-mail: mdbchgo@aol.com , by 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 8th.
 
 

SOURCE Chicago Biotech Network
    CHICAGO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Biotech Network will present
 a forum, "The Future of the Bioinformatics Industry in Illinois," on Thursday,
 March 9, from 8:00 A.M. to 12 Noon, at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
 in the Main Auditorium of the Molecular Biology Research Building, 900 South
 Ashland Avenue, Chicago.
     Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management
 of biological information, analyzing and integrating data applied to
 gene-based drug discovery and development.  Forum topics range from the basics
 of bioinformatics and potential applications to an overview of the national
 industry and the work of Illinois based researchers and companies.
     According to forum speaker, Michael D. Becker, editor of the nationally
 recognized biotechnology newsletter Beck On Biotech ( www.beckonbiotech.com ),
 "Just as personal computers and operating systems standardized the analysis
 and flow of information, now novel bioinformatics approaches combining
 semiconductor chips, software, and the internet with advances in chemistry and
 biology are greatly accelerating the rate of drug discovery and development."
 Mr. Becker also is a portfolio manager and analyst with Wayne Hummer
 Investments LLC in Chicago.
     Additional forum speakers include representatives from Motorola's Global
 Software Division; Argonne National Laboratory's Bioinformatics Unit;
 Integrated Genomics, Inc. of Chicago; Northwestern University's Department of
 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology; the University of Illinois
 at Chicago's Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences; and The
 Chicago Partnership for Economic Development.
     Forum Moderator will be Michael J. Hogg, a Partner with BusinessCounsel, a
 Chicago based law firm with expertise in international transactions and a
 focus on the life sciences.  Forum cosponsors are the Illinois Department of
 Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), and the Northwestern University Center
 for Biotechnology.
     The Chicago Biotech Network (CBN) is a trade association promoting the
 biotech industry around Chicago and across Illinois.  CBN's 217 members
 represent 135 biotech companies, investor groups, university research centers,
 and service providers.  For details, call 312-CBN-0123 or visit:
 www.ChicagoBiotechNetwork.org .
     There is no fee to attend the March 9th forum, but pre-registration is
 required.  Contact the Chicago Biotech Network by phone: 312-CBN-0123 or
 e-mail: mdbchgo@aol.com , by 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 8th.
 
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