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Funding Update: May 8, 2009

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NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded April 9 — May 6, 2009

Biomarkers in Head and Neck Cancer Progression
Principal Investigator: D'silva, Nisha
Institution: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Start date: April 17, 2009
Expires: March 31, 2014
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $94,454
NIH Institute: NIDCR


Continual Development of Protein Docking Algorithms
Principal Investigator: Weng, Zhiping
Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Start date: May 1, 2009
Expires: April 30, 2013
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $311,442
NIH Institute: NIGMS


Atomic-level, Large-scale Structure Prediction of G Protein-coupled Receptors
Principal Investigator: Zhang, Yang
Institution: University of Kansas, Lawrence
Start date: May 1, 2009
Expires: Feb. 28, 2013
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $305,578
NIH Institute: NIGMS


Applied Statistics to a Secondary Analysis of Public Repositories for Microarray
Principal Investigator: Huang, Haiyan
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Start date: May 1, 2009
Expires: April 30, 2011
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $228,949
NIH Institute: NEI


A Storage Area Network for Structural and Functional Image Analysis
Principal Investigator: Fischl, Bruce
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Start date: May 1, 2009
Expires: April 30, 2010
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $1,997,959
NIH Institute: NCRR


Proteomics and Bioinformatics Core
Principal Investigator: Chance, Mark
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Start date: NA
Expires: NA
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $989,108
NIH Institute: NIDA


Core C: Statistics and Bioinformatics Research Support Core
Principal Investigator: Waters, Katrina
Institution: Oregon State University
Start date: NA
Expires: NA
Awarded amount in FY 2009: NA
NIH Institute: NIEHS


An Efficient Lightweight Environment for Biomedical Computation
Principal Investigator: Nekrutenko, Anton
Institution: Pennsylvania State University — University Park
Start date: May 1, 2009
Expires: Feb. 29, 2012
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $479,349
NIH Institute: NHGRI

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