Geneious Tops World at International e-Science Awards

Advanced molecular sequencing software, Geneious, has won the top e-Science award at the World Summit Awards to be announced in Venice, Candace Toner, CEO of Biomatters, who are the developers of Geneious, confirm.

The win for the software developed in New Zealand comes just days after Biomatters' Chief Scientific Officer Dr Alexei Drummond won the Royal Society of New Zealand's Hamilton Memorial Prize.

Geneious enables any scientist with a connection to the Internet to very quickly search, organise, access, visualise and analyse previously cumbersome genomic information all in a single desktop platform.

The Grand Jury of the World Summit Awards (WSA) announced Geneious Pro as the winner in the e-Science category, chosen from over 350 entries from 160 countries.

The WSA was launched as part of the United Nations Summit on the Information Society. It is a global competition for recognition of outstanding applicants in e-content and creativity.

Biomatters will be attending the WSA 2007 Gala event in Venice on 5 November to receive their award.

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