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Funding Update: NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Feb. 10 — Mar. 9, 2012

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Project Title: Statistical Tools for Whole-Genome Prediction of Complex Traits and Diseases
Principal Investigator: De Los Campos, Gustavo A.
Organization: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Project Start Date: March 1, 2012
Project End Date: Jan. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NIGMS
FY Total Cost: $241,145


Project Title: Informatics Center for Neurogenetics and Neurogenomics
Principal Investigator: Freimer, Nelson B.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles
Funding Institute: NINDS
FY Total Cost: $769,535


Project Title: Democratization of Data Analysis in Life Sciences Through Galaxy
Principal Investigator: Nekrutenko, Anton
Organization: Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Project Start Date: Feb. 22, 2012
Project End Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $1, 476,748


Project Title: Computational Statistics for Model-based Genomic Data Integration
Principal Investigator: Newton, Michael A.
Organization: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Project Start Date: Feb. 15, 2012
Project End Date: Jan. 31, 2014
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $171,460


Project Title: Computational Approaches for Structural Variation Studies in Genomes
Principal Investigator: Raphael, Benjamin
Organization: Brown University
Project Start Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Project End Date: Nov. 30, 2015
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $490,452


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