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List of famous bioinformaticians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top bioinformaticians in the world? This includes the most prominent bioinformaticians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable bioinformaticians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic bioinformaticians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned bioinformaticians.

List people range from Jim Kent to Mark Wilkinson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known bioinformaticians to the lesser known bioinformaticians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the bioinformatician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous bioinformaticians ever?" and "What are the names of famous bioinformaticians?" then you're in the right place. (20 items)
Jim Kent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bioinformaticians
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William James (Jim) Kent (born February 10, 1960) is an American research scientist and computer programmer. He has been a contributor to genome database projects and the 2003 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics). Kent was born in Hawaii and grew up in San Francisco, California, United States. Kent began his programming career in 1983 with Island Graphics Inc. where he wrote the Aegis Animator program for the Amiga home computer. This program combined polygon tweening in 3D with simple 2D cel-based animation. In 1985 he founded and ran a software company, Dancing Flame, which adapted the Aegis Animator to the Atari ST, and created Cyber Paint for that machine. Cyber Paint ...more on Wikipedia

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Mark Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bioinformaticians
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Dr. Wilkinson earned his Bachelors degree in genetics from the University of Alberta in 1990, with an emphasis on developmental genetics. In 1996 he received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Botany studying the role of the UFO gene in floral pattern formation in Arabidopsis. He followed a post-doctoral program under the Human Fronteirs Science Program Organization at the Max Planck Institut fuer Zuechtungsforschung in Cologne Germany studying floral pattern formation in Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), during which he made a career shift into Bioinformatics. He pursued a second post-doctoral fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada's Plant Biotechnology ...more on Wikipedia

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Paolo Ciccarese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bioinformaticians
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Dr. Ciccarese is co-chair of the W3C Open Annotation Community Group and editor of the Open Annotation Model. ...more on Wikipedia

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Stephen Altschul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bioinformaticians
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Stephen Frank Altschul is an American mathematician who has designed algorithms that are used in the field of bioinformatics. Altschul is the co-author of the BLAST algorithm used for sequence analysis of proteins and nucleotides. ...more on Wikipedia

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