University's computational biology group is one of the
finalists in the Computerworld science honours for 2002.
The group, led by Professor Arun Holden, were nominated
for their work in virual tissue engineering, creating
detailed cell and tissue level models of heart behaviour
to help improve techniques for treating heart disease.
awards are presented annually to men and women around
the world who have achieved outstanding progress for society
through the visionary use of information technology, and
nominations come from the directors of leading IT companies.
The University of Leeds was nominated by chairman, president
and CEO of Sun microsystems, Scott G McNealy.
more information, see BBC online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1775000/1775853.stm
more details on the award, see the Computerworld press
release at https://secure.cwheroes.org/briefingroom/press.asp?id=2002089