<bio> Biography

Biographical data concerning a contributor or the description of a collaboration.


In print publications, the biographical text associated with a book or book part may not appear with the book metadata; for example, it may appear at the beginning of a chapter, in a sidebar, in a contributor’s list, or collected with other biographies in a separate book component at the end of the book. Biographies may be as short as a few words (tagged as a <p>) or as long as a section with internal subsections.
The XLink linking attribute @xlink:href may be used to point to a picture of the contributor, to a more complete vita, to his/her website, etc.

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Two-paragraph <bio>
 <contrib contrib-type="author">
  <role>Designed electronic devices and protocols</role>
   <p><bold>Anne Forster</bold> is the current editor of
    the <italic>OASIS Microwave Journal</italic>, responsible
    for Technical Committee and Developments. She received
    her BE and PhD in electrical engineering from the University 
    of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she is professor 
    in the School of Electronic Engineering at the University of
    Finlandia, where she holds the chair in Microwave Electronics.</p>
   <p>She is a member of the technical program committee
    for the International Microwave Symposium and a member
    of the editorial board for the <italic>Mulberry Transactions 
    on Microwave Theory and Technique</italic>. She has 
    organized many workshops and taught many short courses 
    on microwave signal integrity and wireless and RF design.</p>
 <contrib contrib-type="author">...</contrib>
<bio> with headed sections
<contrib contrib-type="author">
  <p>One of the most well-known Surgeons General of the
   United States (1982-1989), C. Everett Koop&rsquo;s illustrious
   career encompasses more than 35 years ...</p>
   <p>Following his graduation from Dartmouth College (B.A.,
    1937), Koop received his M.D. degree ...</p>
   <title>Medical Practice</title>
   <p>Following his training, Koop joined the staff of
    Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Philadelphia as a pediatric
    surgeon; in 1946 he became ...</p>
   <title>Government Office</title>
   <p>Koop became Surgeon General in January 1982.  During
    his tenure, he was a strong advocate on public health issues
    such as the rights of the disabled, smoking, and ...</p>
   <p>The same year as his appointment, controversy arose 
    involving the treatment of a disabled newborn ...</p>
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