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Persistent Awards IU Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing Grant

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Software services developer Persistent Systems has given a $100,000 academic research grant to the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing to support studies related to cloud computing and bioinformatics.

The award will fund the Persistent Indiana Research Center R&D incubator, which was established in collaboration with the IU informatics school.

The initial collaborative project will focus on building competencies around cloud infrastructure and implementations. The bioinformatics study will focus on algorithms, software, and workflow in clinical applications of mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing techniques, as well as computation on commercial clouds.

San Jose, Calif.-based Persistent said the grant will enhance IU's research programs and will benefit the company by helping it to develop new technologies in areas such as cloud computing, bioinformatics, and next-generation sequencing.