TIGR wants to build both on existing collaborations with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, as well as work with other groups at Virginia Tech that are involved in translational biology and high-end computing. TIGR and VBI each operate a recently funded national
"There are clearly many areas of mutual interest and complementary capabilities at Virginia Tech and TIGR," TIGR President Claire Fraser said in a statement today. The partners plan to conduct joint research, share related facilities, appoint adjunct faculty, and involve students in research. The focus of research projects will be in microbial, plant, and animal genomics as well as functional genomics.