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Penn to Award More Than $250K in Interdisciplinary Genomics Grants

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Pennsylvania plans to support novel interdisciplinary genomics research by faculty members with up to $270,000 for two-year programs, the university said today. 
 
The Penn Genome Frontiers Institute said the “seed grants” will fund new programs in areas such as complex system-level genomics; computational modeling and analysis; single-cell and live cell genomics; sensing technology and high-throughput technology development; and genomics applications to translational research.
 
PGFI will place emphasis on programs such as epilepsy research that combines engineering intervention, model organisms, neuro-anatomy and molecular physiology; organismal development involving cell biology, genetics, biomechanics, mathematical modeling, and evolution; and cell biology programs that combine novel optical imaging, microfluidics, genetics, biomaterials, and mathematical modeling.
 
The first phase of the grant programs will award researchers $20,000 for six months in order to plan for the Phase II grant, which could provide up to $250,000 over two years.