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People in the News: Sep 17, 2010 (rev. 1)


At the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid annual meeting, Matthew Eldridge, head of the bioinformatics core facility at the Cambridge Research Institute, was named as one of the recipients of the caBIG building capabilities award, which was given in recognition of collaborative, community-led efforts to advance caBIG technology.

Eldridge developed caArray Importer, a tool that builds on caArray, which is used to manage microarray data, to make it easier to import legacy microarray data so that it can be integrated with other data collections. The tool let users retrieve array designs; create, modify, and delete projects; validate data files; and modify files among other capabilities.

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