Dr. Hwa A. Lim (HAL) has been CEO of MIRAHI, Inc.; Founding member of D'Trends, Inc. [merged] (see Bernstein Report) - a professional company servicing the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors; Chairman of the Board of GeneGo, Inc. [acquired] - a systems biology company for drug discovery, with flagship product MetaCoreTM. He was a keynote speaker at a Fortune 500 Summit to lecture on "From Biodata to Bigdata" (2016); a panelist of "Beyond Bioinformatics: Moving from information to knowledge" at Bio'98 (BIO); a BioMass panelist organized by the American Association Advancement of Science (AAAS) at Stanford University (1996).
In the academic sector, Dr. Lim is Adjunct Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas (UTDallas); Visiting Professor of Institute of Genetics (Beijing), and Visiting Professor of Peking University (Beijing), and Visiting Professor of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou). Between October 1987 and November 1995, Dr. Lim was a tenured faculty member and program director at the Supercomputer Computations Research Institute (SCRI) at Florida State University (FSU).
In the private sector, Dr. Lim has worked as consultant/advisor for McKinsey, Prudential, VAXA, Eli Lilly and Company, Monsanto and Company, Dupont CR&D, Robertson Stephens (Ref), U.S. government, Taipei government, Chinese government, Malaysian government, institutions in China, India and other organizations. He was appointed a member of the International Expert Panel, BioValley, by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia (2004).
Within the United Nations (UN), Dr. Lim has two affiliations: (1) a Bioinformatics Expert for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), United Nations (1993) [UN No. UNDP-ROK095], and (2) a member of UNESCO (United Nation's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) CID [UNESCO Cid No. 17961].
At the federal level of the US government, Dr. Lim was on the review panels of the US National Science Foundation (US NSF), US National Cancer Institute (US NCI).
Prior to the D'Trends venture, Dr. Lim was Vice President of Science & Technology at Pangea Systems, Inc., (later DoubleTwist - then a bioinformatics industry leader) and as Director of Bioinformatics [Ref. 1] at Hyseq Inc. (ticker symbol: HYSQ; now merged with Nuvelo, Inc., ticker symbol: NUVO; see Hyseq's blurb).
Started with short stints at the Strong Memorial Hospital, New York, and later computational work using computers at the John von Neumann Center at Princeton University, Dr. Lim launched his career. One of the milestones in his accomplished career is when he coined the neologism "bioinformatics" in 1986, initiated in 1990 and chaired the first 10 of the International Conference series "Bioinformatics & Genome Research", which was later acquired by Cambridge Healthtech. The Conference series helps set the direction of instrumentation improvement, biodata accumulation (thus big data) and genome research, leading to the current state of genome sequencing.
Dr. Lim is credited with establishing and shaping the field of bioinformatics, credits that earn him the title of "Father of Bioinformatics."
Dr. Lim is well-published, with over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and publications, and more than a dozen books in English.
Dancing with Robots",
"People in Science & Technology", The Star, June 12, 2017, (In English)
Permission: Digital copy acquired from Newspaper Direct, Inc., Vancouver, Canada.
" Nanotechnology - the next revolution", Business Times, August 6, 2005, (In English)
" Conference Seeks Biotech Business", Arab News, May 12, 2004.
" Proud Pioneer of Bioinformatics", The Star, June 15, 2003, (In ENGLISH)
"Applying Breakthroughs in Your Specialty Area", sina.com version, June 2003
OR Bio Era, No. 20, 2003.06, Bio-Era Bio-Club version, June 2003
OR Local copy version (In Chinese)
" How to climb the biotech bandwagon", New Sunday Times, October 13, 2002, (In ENGLISH)
" Negara berada di landasan betul majukan bioteknoloji", Utusan Malaysia, October 4, 2002, (In Malaysian Language)
The salaryman's armor against swine flu",
by M. Amedeo Tumolillo, and Robert Mackey, New York Times, October 7, 2009, (In English)
" The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials trends and their synergies with information technology by 2015", by Philip S. Anton, Richard Silberglitt, and James Schneider, National Intelligence Council, National Defense Research Institue, 2001, (In English)
HAL on Albany Science Library
HAL cited in Newspaper, 12/28/2000, Computer Giants Invest in Genomics - "Big name computer and technology companies are staking their claim in the emerging world of 'bioinformatics' "
Local copy, James Heckman, LocalBusiness.com, Dec 28, 2000.
For earlier lectures, see: Hal's Cv
Hwa A. Lim (ed.),
Pathways of Bioinformatics: From data to diseases,
Briefings in Bioinformatics, Vol 3(1), March 2002,
(Henry Stewart Publishers, London), 109 pages.
Guoxiong Xue, Yongbiao Xue, Zhihong Xu, Roger Holmes, Graeme Hammond, and Hwa A. Lim (eds.), Gene Families: Studies of DNA, RNA, Enzymes and Proteins, (World Scientific Publishing Co., New Jersey, 2001), 305 pages. Book cover.
John L. VandeBerg, John R. McCarrey, and Hwa A. Lim (eds.), Genes, Gene Families, and Isozymes, The Journal of Experimental Zoology, Vol. 282, No. 1/2, (Wiley-Liss, New York, 1998), 283 pages. Preface.
Ralf Hofest輐t, and Hwa A. Lim (Hrsg.), Molecular Bioinformatics- Sequence Analysis, (Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany, 1997), 60 pages. Preface or ics program. Roger S. Holmes, and Hwa A. Lim (eds.), GENE FAMILIES: Structure, Function, Genetics and Evolution, (World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1996), 220 pages. Preface. Hwa A. Lim , and Charles R. Cantor, (eds.), Bioinformatics and Genome Research, (World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1995), 529 pages. Nikolay A. Kolchanov, and Hwa A. Lim, Computer Analysis of Genetic Macromolecules: Structure, Function and Evolution, (World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1994), 556 pages. Clement L. Markert, John G. Scandalios, Hwa A. Lim and Oleg L. Serov (eds.), ISOZYMES: Organization and Roles in Evolution, Genetics and Physiology, (World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1994), 309 pages. Hwa A. Lim , James W. Fickett, Charles R. Cantor, and Robert J. Robbins (eds.), Bioinformatics, Supercomputing and Complex Genome Analysis, (World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1993), 648 pages. Charles R. Cantor, and Hwa A. Lim (eds.), Electrophoresis, Supercomputing and the Human Genome, ( World Scientific Pub. Co., New Jersey, 1991), 325 pages.
|Name||Title||Career advancement to (...) after leaving Hal's group|
|Donna E. Middleton||Work on electrophoresis in a microgravity environment, Supported by TRDA 205, 1990-1992||(Supercomputer Computations Res. Inst.)|
|Orazio Whited||High school student intern, 1992-1995||(University)|
|Vann Patacsil||High school student intern, 1992-1993||(University)|
|Julio Arrecis||MIT Chemistry Ph.D. candidate, (graduated from MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1992): Dissertation Title: Quantum molecular dynamic structural calculation of bacteriorhodopsin ― alight transducing bacteria protein that functions as a proton pump||(Florida Department of Natural Protection)|
|Stephen L. DeKorte||FSU Physics Undergraduate (B.S.), Supported by DE-FG05-93ER25147, 1993-1995||(Marble Associates, Boston)|
|Young Park||Ph.D. Candidate, FAMU/FSU Chemical Engineering, Supported by TRDA 116 and TRDA 206, Dissertation Title: Experimental and Theoretical Biological Macromolecules Separation, 1989-1993, Co-supervised by Dr. B. Locke and Dr. P. Arce, Graduated June, 1993||(Environmental Research Department, Hyundai Res. Inst., Ulsan, Korea)|
|Marshall Troy Carroll||FSU Computer Science Undergraduate (B.S.), Supported by TRDA 113, TRDA 116 and TRDA 205, 1991-1993||(AT&T Data System, Atlanta)|
|Clay Garrard||FSU Computer Science Undergraduate (B.S.), Supported by TRDA 113, TRDA 116 and TRDA 205, 1991-1992||(AT&T Data System, Atlanta)|
|James M. Lamb||FAMU/FSU College of Engineering Undergraduate (B.S.), Supported by TRDA 205||(Graduated 1994, own business)|
|Lindsey H. Walker||North Florida Christian High School, Supported by TRDA 205, 1991-1994||(private sector, Atlanta, Georgia)|
|Bruce Applegate||undergraduate of MIT, Summer Intern, 1992||(MIT)|
|Eugene Chang||National Science Foundation Young Scholar, Supported by NSF, 1992||(Harvard University Medical School)|
|Stacey L. Serafini||National Science Foundation Young Scholar, Supported by NSF, co-supervised by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, 1991||(University)|
|Gary L. Fay||National Science Foundation Young Scholar, Supported by NSF, co-supervised by Dr. Susan Ying, 1991||(California Institute of Technology)|
|Charles M. Bauer||FSU Computer Science (M.S.), Thesis Title: A Vectorized Implementation of a Cellular Automaton for Lattice Gas Hydrodynamics, co-supervised by Dr. G. Riccardi, graduated Spring, 1990||(FSU Microcomputer Center)|
|Sanjay Sharma||FSU Computer Science (M.S.), Thesis Title: Towards the Implementation of the Graphical Environment for Simulating 2-Dimensional Lattice Gas Models, co-supervised by Dr. G. Riccardi, graduated Summer, 1989||(National Center For Scientific Applications, University of Urbana-Champagne)|
|Dr. Andrew Hasenfeld||(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley), Post-doctoral fellow from Prof. Charles R. Cantor, Director, Genome Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Work on electrophoresis||(Harvard, Boston)|
|Dr. Ron DeBry||(Ph.D., Woods Hole Institute), work on phylogenetic trees of evolution||(Biological Sciences, Florida State University)|
|Dr. Sergey Korolev||(Ph.D., Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow), Work on nucleotide acids representations using fractal||(Indiana University)|
|Dr. Dimitriy Kuznetsov||(Ph.D., Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow), Work on molecular graphics of proteins||(European Molecular Biol. Lab., Heidelberg, Germany)|
|Dr. Donald F. McMullen||Work on DNA analysis using associated memory and neural network||(Center for Innovative Computer Applications, Indiana University)|
|Eric Pepke||Graphics Specialist, Work on computer graphics rendering of biological molecules||(Supercomputer Computations Res. Inst., FSU, Florida)|
|Dr. Buks van Rensburg||(Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK), Work on topologically non-trivial biological macromolecules, DNA knots||(Professor of the Department of Mathematics, University of York, Canada)|
|Dr. Ilya Shindyalov||(Ph.D., Institite of Cytology, Novosibirsk, Russia), Work on homologous sequence database compilation, integration of databases||(San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California)|
|Dr. Victor Solovyev||(Ph.D., Institute of Cytology, Novosibirsk, Russia), Work on nucleotide acids sequence and amino acid sequence representations, protein secondary structure||(Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, California)|
|Gabor Varga||Work on H-Tree representaions of protein sequences||(Elly Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, Indiana)|
|Dr. Victor Strelets||(Ph.D., Institute fo Cytology, Novosibirsk, Russia), Work on genetic data compression, splice junction||(Indiana University Genome Center)|
|Elena Kenderova||Work on electrophoresis||(State University of New York, Binghamton)|
|Benson Chan||MBA, University of Phoenix||(Senior Vice President, Bank of America, North Carolina)|
|Josh Buessing||MBA, University of Phoenix||(General Manager, Spectra Laboratories, Inc., California)|
|Dr. Khor Tin Oo||Ph.D., University of Malaya||(Post-doctoral fellow, Rutgers University, New Jersey)|
|Yeoh Chin Sing||High school, Malaysia||(University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland)|
|Siew Choon Tee||M.S., University Putra of Malaysia||(University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey)|