Arne Elofsson selected as ISCB Fellow in the Class of 2023

SciLifeLab researcher Arne Elofsson (SU) has recently earned the prestigious title of ISCB Fellow from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), a significant honor acknowledging impactful contributions to computational biology and bioinformatics. This accolade is noteworthy as Elofsson is only the second Swedish scientist to be granted this distinguished recognition.

The ISCB Fellows Program was introduced in 2009, designed to honor those members who have notably distinguished themselves through their innovative work in computational biology and bioinformatics. In the program’s inaugural year, seven winners of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award were given the Fellow status during the ISMB/ECCB 2009 conference.

From its inception, the selection of Fellows has been an arduous process. The ISCB invites nominations from its community of members, which are then rigorously reviewed and voted upon by a dedicated selection committee. The tradition of announcing new Fellows is kept alive each year at the annual ISMB conference.

Now, professor Elofsson joins the esteemed ranks of these ISCB Fellows, a testament to his extraordinary work and influence in computational biology and bioinformatics. His election acknowledges him as a leading light in a cohort of scientists whose research has profoundly transformed our understanding of complex biological systems and has enabled countless advancements in diverse disciplines.

The ISCB motivation is as follows:
“Honored for his many important contributions to the field of protein structure prediction. Among his many contributions are widely used prediction programs such as Pcons (automatic structure prediction), TOPCONS and OCTOPUS (membrane protein topology prediction), ProQ (assesses the quality of a protein structure), and studies of protein-protein interactions and evolution of protein structure.”

Professor Elofsson is honored to become part of the distinguished group of fellows who have contributed extensively to developing bioinformatics and computational biology into what it is today. Without their data-driven approaches, we would not have been able to gain profound biological insights from all the high throughput data generated at SciLifeLab and elsewhere. Given the rapid advances in biotechnology and artificial intelligence, he sees a bright future in the field. He is also proud to increase the European fraction of the fellows.


Last updated: 2023-06-27

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