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Funding Update: Jul 28, 2009

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Sequencing-Related NIH Funding, FY 2009, June 16-July 27, 2009

A Turnkey Solution for Next Generation Sequence Data Analysis
Principal Investigator: James Taylor
Institution: Emory University
Start date: July 1, 2009
End date: June 30, 2011
FY 2009 funding: $255,500
NIH Institute: National Human Genome Research Institute


A Microbial Genome Reference Platform for Metagenomics
Principal Investigators: Richard Gibbs, Sarah Highlander, Joseph Petrosino
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Start date: June 19, 2009
End date: April 30, 2011
FY 2009 funding: $940,000
NIH Institute: National Human Genome Research Institute
V3 Loop Characterization by Ultradeep Sequencing During CCR5 Antagonist Therapy
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kuritzkes
Institution: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Start date: June 19, 2009
End date: May 31, 2011
FY 2009 funding: $266,000
NIH Institute: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Rates and Patterns of Recurrent Structural Variation in the Mouse Genome
Principal Investigator: Aaron Quinlan
Institution: University of Virginia Charlottesville
Start date: Dec. 31, 2009
End date: N/A
FY 2009 funding: $47,210
NIH Institute: National Human Genome Research Institute

[ pagebreak ]Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Principal Investigator: Marquis Vawter
Institution: University of California, Irvine
Start date: July 1, 2009
End date: March 31, 2014
FY 2009 funding: $382,500
NIH Institute: National Institute of Mental Health


The Human Microbiome in Pediatric Abdominal Pain and Intestinal Inflammation
Principal Investigator: James Versalovic
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $755,425
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Analysis of the C.albicans Transcriptome
Principal Investigator: Gavin Sherlock
Institution: Stanford University
Start date: July 1, 2009
End date: June 30, 2012
FY 2009 funding: $482,601
NIH Institute: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Diet, Genetic Factors, and the Gut Microbiome in Crohn's Disease
Principal Investigators: Frederic Bushman, James Lewis, Gary Wu
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $1,128,896
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Massively Parallel Analysis of Integration in Therapeutic Gene Transfer
Principal Investigator: Frederic Bushman
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Start date: June 15, 2009
End date: May 31, 2013
FY 2009 funding: $384,890
NIH Institute: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Urethral Microbiome of Adolescent Males
Institution: Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $818,758
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Thrifty Microbiome: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Obesity in the Amish
Principal Investigators: Claire Fraser-Liggett, Alan Shuldiner
Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $1,024,737
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Ulcerative Colitis
Principal Investigators: Eugene Chang, Folker Meyer, Thomas Schmidt, Mitchell Sogin, James Tiedje, Vincent Young
Institution: University of Michigan
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $1,087,800
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Metagenomic Analysis of the Structure and Function of the Human Gut Microbiota in [Crohn's Disease]
Principal Investigator: Claire Fraser-Liggett
Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore
Start date: June 24, 2009
End date: May 31, 2010
FY 2009 funding: $1,047,639
NIH Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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