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UT Southwestern Establishes Systems Biology Research Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (Genomeweb News) - The University of Texas Southwestern Mecical Center has established a new research center focused on systems biology research.

 

The center--called the Cecil H. and IdaGreenComprehensiveCenterfor Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology--is headed up by Alfred Gilman, chairman of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Nobel Laureate.

 

"One of the most daunting challenges in biology and medicine is to begin to understand how all the parts of cells - genes, proteins, and many other molecules - work together to create complex living organisms," Gilman said in a statement. "The time is really right for this kind of focused research effort.

 

The center was made possible by a $12.8 million donation from the Cecil and Ida Green Foundation, said UT Southwestern.

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