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Gene Network Sciences Wins $2.5M DOE Grant for Simulating Cell Networks

NEW YORK, May 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Network Sciences has won a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy for simulating cell networks, the company said today.


The Ithaca, NY-based company plans to use the three-year grant, awarded under the Genomics: GTL program, to create a hypothesis testing framework to run computer simulations of probable networks in cells using massively parallel computing.


GNS wants to create simulations of E. coli and Shewanella oneidensis, a bacterium that is able to metabolize and immobilize metals.


The company's research team includes Michael Shuler, director of CornellUniversity's bioengineering program. In addition, the Wadsworth Center, Washington University, the Cybercell consortium, and the Shewanella Federation participate in the project.

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