Academic-Industry Initiative Will Develop Bioinformatics Tools to Model Living Cell | GenomeWeb

SEATTLE--A team of researchers led by Bob Franza of the University of Washington here is developing bioinformatics tools to create a quantitative model of the living cell.

The Cell Systems Initiative was launched late last year, and thus far has attracted the support of two corporate backers who would like to mine the data it generates to identify new drug targets. Franza, a research professor in the School of Medicine's molecular biotechnology department, is discussing potential collaborations with several other companies.

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