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Australian Government Gives $1.4M for New Bioinformatics Facility in Queensland

NEW YORK, April 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at the University of Queensland and e-Health Research Center in Australia have received a AUS$1.9 million ($1.4 million) state government grant to establish a bioinformatics facility, the university said yesterday.


The new Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics, headed by Mark Ragan from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience of the University of Queensland and Anthony Maeder from the e-Health Research Center, will provide universities, research institutions, and companies with bioinformatics tools. These will include access to databases, software, high-performance computing, terabyte storage, data-integration technologies, and expert services.


QFAB's initial partners, besides IMB and the e-Health Research Center, are the ARC Center of Bioinformatics and the ARC Special Research Center in Functional and Applied Genomics at the University of Queensland; Australian Partnership in Advanced Computing; Griffith University; Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries; Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Foundation; and Queensland University of Technology.

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