Last year, WIRED magazine, issued their inaugural "Smart List" where they invited 50 top achievers to nominate fresh, exciting thinkers whose ideas had the potential to change the world. This year, Elaine Mardis, Ph.D, Co-director of The Genome Institute, was asked to weigh in and she put forth TGI's Obi Griffith, PhD, and Malachi Griffith, PhD. "They're set to change the world of cancer genomics," said Dr. Mardis in her nomination. The Griffiths are in good company. Other potential world-shakers on this year's list include Philipp Schmidt, cofounder and executive director, Peer 2 Peer University; Gabe Newell, cofounder and managing director of Valve Corporation; and the legendary founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, to name a few.
Obi and Malachi focus their research on developing informatics solutions to complex biological problems such as drug-gene interactions. Their most recent project, the Drug Gene Interaction Database, highlights this work.
You can view the full 2013 "Smart List" here.