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Funding Update: NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Dec. 7, 2011 — Feb. 9, 2012

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Project Title: Computationally Optimized Anti-Staphylococcal Biotherapeutics
Principal Investigator: Bailey-Kellogg, Chris
Organization: Dartmouth College
Project Start Date: Feb. 1, 2012
Project End Date: Jan. 31, 2014
Funding Institute: NIAID
FY Total Cost: $210,421


Project Title: A Turnkey System for High-Throughput Variant Discovery and Interpretation
Principal Investigator: Ding Li
Organization: Washington University
Project Start Date: Feb. 1, 2012
Project End Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $805,000


Project Title: Robust Software Tools for Variant Identification and Functional Assessment
Principal Investigator: Marth, Gabor
Organization: Boston College
Project Start Date: Feb. 1, 2012
Project End Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $1,010,000


Project Title: Accurate Analysis of Genome Structural Variation Using Large-Scale Sequence Data
Principal Investigator: McCarroll, Steven Andrew
Organization: Harvard University
Project Start Date: Feb. 1, 2012
Project End Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $448,000


Project Title: Scripps Genome Adviser: Annotation and Distributed Variant Interpretation Server
Principal Investigator: Torkamani, Ali
Organization: Scripps Health
Project Start Date: Feb. 1, 2012
Project End Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $382,000


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