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NIGMS to Award Anticipated $14.8M to Princeton for Center of Excellence

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of General Medical Sciences said today that it has established a fifth Center of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research at Princeton University, awarding the university $3 million this year and as much as $14.8 million over the next five.


NIGMS, part of the National Institutes of Health, said the center will bring together 40 scientists from physical, computational, and biological science fields, and will establish at Princeton a new undergraduate and graduate curriculum that focuses on quantitative biology and collaborative research. David Botstein, professor of genomics at Princeton and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton, will head the new center.


This will be the fifth such grant awarded by NIGMS, which established similar centers at Harvard and MIT last year, and at the University of Washington and CaseWestern ReserveUniversity in 2002.

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