Canadian Institute of Molecular Biology Gets Funding to Boost Computing Power | GenomeWeb

HALIFAX, NS--Canada's bioinformatics effort is getting a boost from a federal grant of $30 million to the National Research Council. According to Christoph Sensen, group leader for genomics at the Institute of Molecular Biology here, some of the money will be used to double the number of Perkin-Elmer and Licor sequencers at the institute to 10 and to augment an already strong computing capacity. "We have a local network of computers entirely dedicated to bioinformatics, but nationwide the NRC has more than 50 Sun workstations from Halifax to Vancouver," Sensen remarked.

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