NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The University of California, Berkeley, will use GeneGo’s MetaCore and MetaDrug software as part of the coursework for its computational toxicology course, GeneGo said today.
The course is a required component for molecular toxicology majors at the university. UC Berkeley students will use the software to analyze ‘omics data and to study the beneficial and harmful effects certain chemicals can have in humans and in other organisms, the company said.
Dale Johnson, a UC Berkeley adjunct professor who teaches the computational toxicology course, said in a statement that the course was designed with a view toward systems biology, which he defined as “looking at the complex interactions of metabolic, genetic, protein, and cellular elements with the goal of modeling entire systems in relation to chemical stresses."
Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.