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Funding Update: NSF Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Sept. 20 — Oct. 19, 2012


An interoperable information infrastructure for biodiversity research
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2013
Expires: Dec. 31, 2015
This grant is awarded to three investigative teams:
Wuchun Feng; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; $350,000
Oyekunle Olukotun; Stanford University; $350,000
Srinivas Aluru, Charles Sing, Patrick Schnable, Jaroslaw Zola; Iowa State University; $1,300,000

According to the abstract, the funds will support a project that aims to develop techniques and software libraries that enable “scalable, efficient, high performance computing solutions for high-throughput DNA sequencing.” The investigators aim to identify a set of core functionalities that occur in many types of high-throughput sequencing applications and develop efficient parallel algorithms and high performance implementations for them; pursue mapping to HPC architectures including clusters, multicores, and graphics processing units; develop software libraries that encapsulate these functionalities; and design a domain specific language that will enable bioinformatics researchers work through automatic generation of parallel codes.

Algorithms for experimental structural biology
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2012
Expires: Jan. 31, 2013
Awarded Amount to Date: $123,323
Principal Investigator: Ramgopal Mettu
Sponsor: Tulane University

The funds will support efforts to develop formulations and algorithms for use in structural biology studies

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