12 December 2009

Warren DeLano Memorial Award

We wrote last month about Warren DeLano, and in the December issue of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology Axel Brunger and Jim Wells have written a beautiful obituary.

Together with Warren’s family, Axel and Jim are also organizing a commemorative fund:

The Warren L. DeLano Memorial Award for Computational Biosciences
This award shall be given to a top computational bioscientist in recognition of the contributions made by Warren L. DeLano to creating powerful visualization tools for three dimensional structures and making them freely accessible. The award, accompanying lecture, and honorium will be given annually in the context of a national bioscience meeting or a Bay Area gathering of computational bioscientists at Stanford, UCSF or UC Berkeley. For the award special emphasis will be given for Open Source developments and service to the bioscience community.

For the award selection, a committee will be formed consisting of experts in the computational and biological sciences. Submission for nominations will be open to everybody.

Tax deductible donations can be made by check to the address below or by PayPal.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
memo: Warren L. DeLano Memorial Fund
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
tel: 650.450.5400

To endow this in perpetuity would require about $100,000, and the fund is off to a good start, with $23,000 contributed and another $30,000 pledged so far.

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