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Institute for Systems Biology, PNNL to Partner

NEW YORK, April 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Systems Biology and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory said yesterday that they have formed a joint program in systems biology.

 

According to the agreement, announced at ISB's International Symposium on Systems Biology, the partnership "will focus on expanding and strengthening technical capabilities of each organization in systems biology and related areas."

 

PNNL, based in Richland, Wash., manages the Proteomics Research Resource Center, which last year was awarded a $10.2 million  grant by the National Institutes of Health.

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