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Neomorphic Wins SBIR Grant for Annotation, Gene Finding Technology Work


BERKELEY, Calif.--Neomorphic has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the US National Human Genome Research Institute to support continued research in integrated algorithmic annotation methods and to assist in the commercialization of Neomorphic's gene finding exploration. The company said the competitive national grant will support a multiyear research and development project, lead by principal investigator David Kulp, vice-president of research. Kulp's work focuses on developing comprehensive statistical and analytical models of biosequence data from different sources such as ESTs, mRNAs, genomic DNA, proteins, motifs, protein families, and sequence libraries. The company said it aims to provide an integrated and flexible system in which the presence of some of these data sources mutually complement each other, improving sequence annotations.

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