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Funding Update: NSF Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Aug. 12 — Sept. 15, 2014

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Next-generation Statistical Optimization Methods for Big Data Computing
Start Date: August 15, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2018
This grant is awarded to two investigative teams
Han Liu; Princeton University; $22,262
Tony Zhang; Rutgers University; $143,757


End-to-end Acceleration of Genomic Workflows on Emerging Heterogeneous Supercomputers
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $849,984
Principal Investigators: Kamesh Madduri, Paul Medvedev, Padma Raghavan, Mahmut Kandemir
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University, University Park


The REDfly Database of Transcriptional Regulatory Elements
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $447,396
Principal Investigator: Marc Halfon
Sponsor: SUNY Buffalo


Boundary Integral Simulations for Solvent Effects in Protein Structure and Dynamics
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
This grant is awarded to two investigative teams
Weihua Geng; Southern Methodist University; $17,530
Robert Krasny; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; $72,396


Tripal Gateway, a Platform for Next-generation Data Analysis and Sharing
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2015
Expires: Dec. 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $1,485,021
Principal Investigators: Stephen Ficklin, Jill Wegrzyn, Frank Feltus, Margaret Staton, Doreen Main
Sponsor: Washington State University


A Novel Algorithmic Framework for Discovering Subnetworks from Big Biological Data
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2016
Awarded Amount to Date: $174,989
Principal Investigators: Dongxiao Zhu, Robert Reynolds
Sponsor: Wayne State University


Algorithms in Phylogenetics
Start Date: Aug. 15, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $400,000
Principal Investigator: David Fernandez-Baca
Sponsor: Iowa State University


Novel Methodologies for Genome-scale Evolutionary Analysis of Multi-locus Data
Start Date: Aug. 16, 2014
Expires: June 30, 2015
Awarded Amount to Date: $246,332
Principal Investigator: Tandy Warnow
Sponsor: University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Applications of Large Deviations to Genetic Evolution of Bacterial Populations
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $297,729
Principal Investigators: Robert Azencott, Ilya Timofeyez
Sponsor: University of Houston


Modeling Disease Trajectories in Patients with Complex, Multiphenotypic Conditions
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2018
This grant is awarded to two investigative teams
Suchi Saria et al; Johns Hopkins University; $1,391,883
Larry Magder; University of Maryland, Baltimore; $102,198


Conceptualization of a Center for Biomolecular Simulation
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2015
This grant is awarded to four investigative teams
Vijay Pande; Stanford University; $200,117
Shantenu Jha; Rutgers University; $131,123
Cecilia Clementi; William Marsh Rice University; $102,582
Teresa Head-Gordon; University of California, Berkeley; $42,229


Computational Rapid Identification and Putative Characterization of Understudied Microbial Community Gene Products
Start Date: Sept. 15, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2016
Awarded Amount to Date: $256,392
Principal Investigator: Curtis Huttenhower
Sponsor: Harvard University


Multivariate Statistical Methods for Genomic Data Integration
Start Date: July 1, 2014
Expires: May 31, 2016
Awarded Amount to Date: $283,631
Principal Investigator: Debashis Ghosh
Sponsor: University of Colorado, Denver


Human-computer Interaction for Personal Genomics: Understanding, Informing, and Empowering Users
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
This grant is awarded to two investigative teams
Oded Nov; New York University; $54,990
Orit Shaer; Wellesley College; $128,445


Petascale Simulations of Biomolecular Function and Conformational Change
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2014
Expires: Aug. 31, 2017
Awarded Amount to Date: $40,000
Principal Investigator: Vijay Pande
Sponsor: Stanford University


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