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Iowa State U Wins $3M NSF Grant for Bioinformatics Studies

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State University a $3 million grant for graduate studies in computational molecular biology, the school said Wednesday.


The 5-year Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training grant will support "continuing growth in bioinformatics and computational biology," the University said.

The grant, awarded to a team led by Daniel Voytas, professor of genetics development and cell biology, continues a $2.6 million IGERT grant awarded in 1999.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.