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As we watched one announcement after another of public funding for computational biology centers come out recently (see story, p. 11), it seemed like the time was ripe to take a look at some of the biggest grants NIH has awarded to the field. Here, we list grants that were issued between Jan. 1 and Sept. 15, 2005, that clearly support bioinformatics research. For the sake of space, we selected only the largest of the grants given out. This list is not comprehensive.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sudhir Kumar
Computatonal Analysis of Gene Expression Pattern Images
$617,707

BOSTON COLLEGE
Gabor Marth
A General Bayesian Polymorphism Discovery Tool
$369,355

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN''S HOSPITAL
Isaac Kohane
Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside
$4,000,000

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES
Carol Friedman
Capturing and Linking Genomic and Clinical Information
$478,937

Andrey Rzhetsky
Computer Systems for Functional Analysis of Genomic Data
$395,905

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
William Gelbart
FLYBASE: A Drosophila Genomic & Genetic Database
$4,628,995

Gerhard Wagner
NMR and Computational Studies of Biomolecules
$1,200,961

Frederick Roth
Computational Methods for Directed Functional Genomics
$400,000

INCOGEN
Maciek Sasinowski
Proteomics Software Package for the Detection of Cancer
$1,202,334

J. DAVID GLADSTONE INSTITUTES
Bruce Conklin
GenMAPP: A Tool for Pathway Analysis of Genomic Data
$435,174

JACKSON LABORATORY
Janan Eppig
Mouse Genome Informatics
$5,385,171

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Isaac Kohane
Training Grant in Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
$1,070,547

Jill Mesirov
Supporting Expression Analysis Users with GenePattern
$467,013

Peter Sorger
Computation & Mechanical Modeling of Chromosome Dynamics
$359,906

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
David Botstein
Integrating and Disseminating Functional Genomics Data
$563,349

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Michael Cherry
Genomic Database for the Yeast Saccharomyces
$2,394,099

Wing Wong
Analysis of Oligonucleotide Gene Expression Array Data
$532,873

Arend Sidow
The ProPhylER Database and Web Resource
$469,904

Sylvia Plevritis
Computational Modeling of Cancer Biology
$449,266

David Relman
Analytical Tools for Comparative Microbial Genomics
$422,871

Gavin Sherlock
Genomic Database for Candida Albicans
$400,000

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Hsinchun Chen
GeneScene: A Toolkit for Gene Pathway Analysis
$453,468

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Michael Eisen
Computational Analysis of Developmental cis-Regulation
$687,090

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Kenneth Lange
Statistical Methods for Gene Mapping
$444,710

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Trey Ideker
Cytoscape: A Modeling Platform for Biomolecular Networks
$372,903

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
Carol Rohl
ROSETTA: An Integrated Protein Structure Modeling Suite
$612,495

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER
Charles Little
Computational Biology of Vascular Cell Behavior
$373,936

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Lyle Ungar
Training Grant in Computational Genomics
$502,255

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Simon Tavare
Computational Methods for Functional Genomics
$406,250

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
John Stamatoyannopoulos
Computational Discovery of cis-regulatory Sequences
$586,428
William Noble
Detecting Relations Among Heterogeneous Genomic Datasets
$412,000

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
George Phillips
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
$1,108,085

YALE UNIVERSITY
Irina Buhimschi
A Proteomics Computational Approach to Preterm Delivery
$367,875