NEW YORK, March 14 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Manchester, UK, has won a £6 million ($11.5 million) government grant to open a new systems biology center, the school said today.
The new facility, called the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, will use this money "to develop new methods of computational and mathematical analysis, validating these methods by testing them in yeast."
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