NSF Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Sept. 22 — Oct. 19, 2011
Sample Classification and Biomarker Discovery by Comprehensive Metabolomic Analysis
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2011
Expires: Sept. 30, 2013
Awarded Amount to Date: $499,976
Principal Investigator: Stephen Reichenbach
Sponsor: GC Image
Supports development of a system for automated classification of biological samples and discovery of biomarkers. According to the investigator, the system will be designed to perform comprehensive pattern analysis of biochemical separations generated by comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography with high-resolution mass spectrometry. It will incorporate methods for multidimensional peak detection, peak pattern matching across large sample sets, data alignment, comprehensive feature matching, and multi-sample analyses with large sample sets.