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Funding Update for Apr 10, 2009


NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded March 13 — April 8, 2009*

Extending Intermine to Yeast Rat and Zebrafish Model Organism Databases
Principal investigator: Micklem, Gos
Institution: University of Cambridge
Start date: March 26, 2009
Expires: Feb. 28, 2011
NIH institute: NHGRI

High Performance Computational System to Support LCMS/Proteomics Analysis
Principal investigator: Straubinger, Robert
Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo
Start date: April 1, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2010
NIH institute: NCRR

Computational Shared Resource for Computational Biology
Principal investigator: Osman, Roman
Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU
Start date: April 1, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2010
NIH institute: NCRR

Genotyping and Phenotyping the Hepatitis C Drug Target NS5A
Principal investigator: Striker, Robert
Institution: Wm S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Start date: April 1, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2012
NIH institute: CSR&D

Algorithmic Strategies for Detecting Structural Variation in Genomes
Principal investigator: Bafna, Vineet
Institution: University of California San Diego
Start date: April 1, 2009
Expires: February 28, 2013
NIH institute: NHGRI

A Novel Computational Package for DNA Enzyme Design
Principal investigator: Tian, Jingdong
Institution: Duke University
Start date: April 3, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2011
NIH institute: NIGMS

Creating a Tool to Analyze Protein Sequences Based on Important Amino Acids
Principal investigator: Palenchar, Peter
Institution: Rutgers, the State University of NJ, Camden
Start date: April 3, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2012
NIH institute: NIGMS

Detecting Homology in the "Twilight Zone" of Sequence Similarity
Principal investigator: Patterson, Randen
Institution: Pennsylvania State University-University Park
Start date: April 10, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2013
NIH institute: NIGMS

High Performance Biomedical Imaging Computer Resources
Principal investigator: Prior, Fred
Institution: Washington University
Start date: April 15, 2009
Expires: April 14, 2010
NIH institute: NCRR

*As of press time, NIH had not updated its database of funding amounts for these grants.

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