Johns Hopkins University will receive an IBM Life
Sciences Institutes of Innovation award during a ceremony
that begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the lobby of
Clark Hall on the Homewood campus.
The IBM Life Sciences Institutes of Innovation program
is a global initiative that recognizes academic research
institutions that are making outstanding contributions to
life sciences research. The program fosters knowledge and
Johns Hopkins is one of the first two universities to
receive this recognition. (The other is Indiana
University.) Caroline Kovac, general manager of IBM Life
Sciences, will present the award at Tuesday's ceremony.
Johns Hopkins participants will include Steven Knapp,
provost and senior vice president for academic affairs;
Andrew Douglas, interim dean of the
Whiting School of
Engineering; Murray Sachs, director of the
Engineering Institute and chair of the
Department of Biomedical
Engineering; and Rai Winslow, director of the
Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling.
Johns Hopkins researchers at the Center for
Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling are applying IBM
technology to develop multiscale computational models
ranging from the genome and proteome to single cells and
the whole heart. These models are helping researchers
discover how genes and proteins interact to influence heart
disease and to identify targeted treatment solutions.
The powerful information systems being built will
enable researchers, working with colleagues at the School
of Medicine, to access a wealth of collective knowledge
about genes and proteins to understand and combat the
sources of disease and dysfunction.