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Recent NSF Awards


For this month’s list of grant information, GT checked in on the National Science Foundation. The agency, which has an annual budget of about $6 billion, has given a number of awards recently that promise to bear fruit for the ‘omics community.

In rounding up awards, GT looked at all grants issued from the end of May onward, and selected for this chart the ones that were most closely related to genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. This is by no means a comprehensive list of NSF’s funding in the area. The amount shown for award indicates funding for the current year.

Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for On-Chip Networks
Stanford University
William Dally

Architectural Support for Parallelism on Multi-Core Architectures
University of California, San Diego
Dean Tullsen

Parameterized and Tunable Linear Algebra Library for FPGA-Accelerated Systems
University of Southern California
Viktor Prasanna

Collaborative Research: Enabling Technology for On-Chip Networks
Princeton University
Li-Shiuan Peh

Collaborative Research: Model-Based and Model-Free Dimension Reduction with Applications to Bioinformatics
Pennsylvania State University
Bing Li

Collaborative Research: Model-Based and Model-Free Dimension Reduction with Applications to Bioinformatics
University of Minnesota
Ralph Cook

Role of CpG Binding Protein in the Regulation of Cytosine Methylation and Chromatin Structure
Indiana University
David Skalnik

Computational Modeling of Sequence-Dependent DNA Curvature Using Hydrodynamics
University of Texas, Austin
Oscar Gonzalez

The Arabidopsis HYL1 Protein and the Role of Small RNAs in Stress Physiology
Pennsylvania State University
Nina Fedoroff Video Delivery of Papers Published in PLoS Journals
University of California, San Diego
Philip Bourne

Single-Molecule Stochastic Sensing of DNA and Proteins
Syracuse University
Liviu Movileanu

Controlling Positive False Discovery Rate with Power
University of Connecticut
Zhiyi Chi

A New MCMC Framework with Applications to Protein Bioinformatics
Harvard University
Jun Liu

Computational Comparative Genomic Approaches to Identifying Functional and Neutral DNA
Boston College
Jeffrey Chuang

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.