Congratulations to Brendan MacLean of University of Washington’s MacCoss Lab for being awarded the 2016 Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award!
Brendan is one of the founding partners of LabKey and was a key programmer in the development of the Computational Proteomics Analysis System (CPAS) which would eventually become LabKey Server. He also made significant contributions to the development of X!Tandem and the Trans Proteomic Pipeline, and created the LabKey Enterprise Pipeline. Since August, 2008 he has worked as a Sr. Software Engineer within the MacCoss lab and been responsible for all aspects of design, development and support in creating the Skyline Targeted Proteomics Environment and its growing worldwide user community.
The Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award is awarded by US HUPO to recognize the specific achievements of scientists that have developed software tools used by the proteomics community. The importance of and reliance on computational software is sometimes under-recognized. This award is named in honor of Gil Omenn, a US HUPO Past President, leader of the Human Proteome Project, and influential proteomics researcher.