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Princeton’s Olga Troyanskaya, described as “one of the most promising young researchers in bioinformatics” has won this year’s Overton Prize, given by the International Society for Computational Biology for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid stage of his or her career.

One of the key problems Troyanskaya focuses on is “making better use of the vast but unwieldy biological datasets in databases around the world,” according to the June 2011 issue of PLoS Computational Biology. Her website — which offers clues to the role DNA plays in aging and disease by mashing up genetic data from different sources — has been called a Rosetta Stone for the human body.

You can read the full PLoS profile of Troyanskaya here.

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