NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ireland has granted €14.8 million ($21.6 million) to establish a center focused on systems biology, Conor Lenihan, the Irish minister for Science, Technology and Innovation said today.

The five years of funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) will start the Systems Biology Ireland (SBIR) center, which will be led by University College Dublin.

Several corporate partners are joining SBI in supporting the center, including Agilent Technologies, Siemens Ireland, Protagen, Ark Therapeutics, Hewlett Packard, and Servier.

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