NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has appointed Susan Gregurick to direct its Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. The BBCB has a budget of $230 million, which it uses to fund research and training to connect biology with computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

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