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As I end my five-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of TCBB, I want to thank all of the authors, editors, Steering Committee members, and IEEE Computer Society staff who together have made TCBB a top venue for high-quality research in computational biology and bioinformatics. I thank the associate editors in particular for volunteering so much of their time and energy. I also want to mention in particular the four inaugural members of the TCBB Steering Committee who continued on the board for all or most of my time as EIC: Russ Altman, Jacques Cohen, Evangelina Micheli-Tzanakou, and Chair of the committee Metin Akay. Their support of my efforts has been crucial. The support and work of the IEEE Computer Society staff has also been crucial, particularly Alicia Stickley, the one staff member who remained in place the whole five years. Finally, I thank Rangachar Kasturi who initially invited me to write the scientific part of the proposal to create TCBB, and Angela Burgess who, as Computer Society Publisher, provided critical help in many ways. It has been a pleasure working with all of you.
As one of my last official tasks, I am pleased to welcome six new associate editors to TCBB, who are experts in a wide range of topics from sequence analysis, microarray data analysis, clustering, phylogenetics, statistics, and more: Dan Brown, John Kececioglu, Yves Moreau, Sayan Mukherjee, Sven Rahmann, and Mike Steel. Bios for each of these new editors can be below.
Finally, I welcome the incoming Editor-in-Chief, Marie-France Sagot. Marie-France shares my conviction that the high quality and level of rigor of the papers in TCBB is its greatest asset. I know that TCBB is in excellent hands with Marie-France.
Thank you all again for your support of me and of TCBB during these five years.