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Funding Update: NSF Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Nov 20 — Dec 30, 2013


A Learning Drug Discovery Platform in the Cloud
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Expires: June 30, 2014
Awarded Amount to Date: $150,000
Principal Investigator: Christian Lang
Sponsor: Acelot

According to the abstract, these funds will support the development of a web-based platform for drug discovery and optimization.

Statistical Modeling of Short-read Counts in RNA-seq
Start Date: July 15, 2013
Expires: July 31, 2014
Awarded Amount to Date: $118,151
Principal Investigator: Wenxuan Zhong
Sponsor: University of Georgia Research Foundation

According to the abstract, the investigators will use the funds to develop modeling software "for estimating gene expression levels from RNA-seq data and identifying marker genes reacting to specific pathogens in a unified framework."

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