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Federal Science Agencies Dole Out $6 Million for Math and Biology

NEW YORK, Aug. 28-Two federal science funding agencies awarded 20 grants worth a total of $6 million for research into mathematical approaches to biology.


The grants, jointly awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation, will underwrite bioinformatics, computational biology projects, biological modeling efforts, and other related research.


NSF and NIGMS plan to spend at least $24 million on these projects during the next five years.


Grants include:


  • An effort led by Ye Ding at the New York State Department of Health to develop statistical tools for RNA folding prediction


  • A Universityof Californiaat Los Angelesmethod to use a new statistical notion-liquid association to analyze gene expression data


  • A New YorkUniversityproject to understand RNA structure.


For further information about the grants, click here.


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