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UK's BBSRC Earmarks Cash for Bioinformatics Resources, Systems Bio Tools

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) —The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council this week issued two calls for proposals of interest to bioinformatics.
The first, “Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund,” has set aside £6 million ($11.4 million) for a pilot project “to support the establishment, maintenance, and enhancement of bioinformatic and biological resources required by bioscience communities.”
The fund will support “high quality, strategically relevant” resources that are “necessary to underpin the UK's international quality bioscience.” Grants are available for up to five years. BBSRC said it expects to award grants across a range of £50,000 to £1.5 million.
The closing date for expressions of interest is Dec. 15. Further information on the initiative is available here.
The second proposal, “Research Networks: Mathematical Tools for Systems Biology,” will provide £400,000 over three years to support up to six research networks “that will bring together mathematical scientists and life scientists in order to tackle key challenges in systems biology.”
Each network will focus on a different area of the “mathematics/systems biology interface,” BBSRC said.
The closing date for proposals is March 7, 2007. Further details are available here.

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