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Genomics Data Science Training Center Launches With €13M From Science Foundation Ireland

NEW YORK – The National University of Ireland Galway said today that it has launched the SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science, which has received €13 million ($14.3 million) from the Science Foundation Ireland.

The funding will be used to train 115 doctoral students in genomics data science over the next seven years, with the first cohort entering the program this month. Students will be guided in their research by more than 70 genomics data science group leaders at five institutions across Ireland.

Students will choose projects from seven research themes: Methods, frameworks and infrastructure development for genomics; genomics of common and rare diseases; cancer genomics and precision medicine; agrigenomics, smart food and nutrigenomics; genomics for pathogen surveillance and control; biotechnological genomics, including metagenomics; and high-resolution population genomics.

The center, which is one of six research training centers funded by the Science Foundation Ireland, plans to raise additional funding and support through partnerships with industry and other state agencies.