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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Indiana U Win $1.3M in NSF Funding for Genomics Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Indiana University (IU) announced today that they received nearly $1.3 million in combined funding from the National Science Foundation to continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

With the three-year grants — worth $962,613 to IU and $289,203 to PSC —  the institutions will continue their work as part of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS), which was launched by IU in 2011 to provide software, computational resources, and consulting services for the analysis and use of genomic data to researchers in the US and Puerto Rico. PSC — a joint venture between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh — joined the NCGAS in 2013.

"We're excited to continue our collaboration with Indiana University to lower barriers for researchers who need to analyze large-scale genomics data," Philip Blood, principal investigator of the collaborative NCGAS award at PSC, said in a statement. "Through this new award, NCGAS will continue to provide biologists with expert help in applying advanced computing technologies to genome analysis that will drive discovery in their fields."