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Funding Update: Jul 7, 2009

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NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded June 12 — July 9, 2009

Integrated Desktop Software for Management of Hepatitic C Data
Principal Investigator: Craig, Johanna
Institution: GATACA
Start date: June 19, 2009
Expires: May 31, 2010
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $149,950
NIH institute: NIAID

Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems
Principal Investigator: Secomb, Timothy
Institution: University of Arizona
Start date: July 1, 2009
Expires: June 30, 2014
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $116,688
NIH institute: NIGMS

Error Correction in Multiple Sequence Alignments
Principal Investigator: Graur, Dan
Institution: University of Houston
Start date: July 1, 2009
Expires: June 30, 2011
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $562,500
NIH institute: NLM

Integrated Approaches to Deriving Predictive Networks from Public Data Sources
Principal Investigator: Quackenbush, John
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Start date: July 1, 2009
Expires: June 30, 2011
Awarded amount in FY 2009: $690,000
NIH institute: NLM

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