NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology

To probe the complexities of living systems, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has established its fifth Center of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research. The new center, headed by David Botstein, Ph.D., at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., will explore how biological molecules interact with each other and their environment to create dynamic systems.

NIGMS will award $3 million to the center this year and expects the project to total $14.8 million over 5 years.

Central to the effort is the integration of multidisciplinary research and teaching. In addition to bringing together 40 scientists from physical, computational and biological science fields, the center will establish a new undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Princeton that focuses on quantitative biology and collaborative research.

"The most challenging problems in biology are best tackled by combining the expertise of researchers from diverse backgrounds," said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH director. "Through its multidisciplinary collaboration and curriculum, this center will not only yield new insights about complex biological processes, it will also train the research leaders of tomorrow."

Called the Center for Quantitative Biology, the effort will focus on three key biological questions: how body patterns are established during an organism's early development, how cells control their internal functions and communicate with each other, and how viruses interact with host cells. The researchers will use state-of-the-art microscopes and imaging tools to examine molecules in living cells and tissues. They will also create gene chips to study the activities of genes from viruses, bacteria, yeast, mice, rats and humans.

A key feature of the project is the use of advanced computational methods to model complex biological systems based o

Contact: Alisa Zapp Machalek
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Lipids get the spotlight in new NIGMS Glue Grant
2. NIGMS center grants will spice up chemical libraries
3. NIGMS and NSF grants join math and biology
4. NIGMS energizes NMR research with worlds biggest magnets
5. NIGMS Structural Genomics Awards scale up protein structure studies
6. NIGMS awards Glue Grant to create virtual cell
7. NIGMS Makes First Awards For
8. $5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health
9. NIH funds new Boston College-Boston University study of B-1a cell associated with leukemia
10. NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego
11. Research to create lung-cancer blood tests receives $3.4M in Pennsylvania tobacco settlement funds

Post Your Comments:

(Date:3/30/2017)... NEW YORK , March 30, 2017 ... by type (physiological and behavioral), by technology (fingerprint, AFIS, ... recognition, voice recognition, and others), by end use industry ... travel and immigration, financial and banking, and others), and ... Europe , Asia Pacific ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... N.Y. , March 27, 2017  Catholic ... Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for ... EMR Adoption Model sm . In addition, CHS ... of U.S. hospitals using an electronic medical record ... for its high level of EMR usage in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless Sensing ... Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected ... 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... International research firm Parks Associates announced today that Tom ... 2017 Annual Meeting , October 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona ... and how smart safety and security products impact the competitive landscape. ... Parks Associates: Smart Home Devices: Main Purchase Driver ... "The residential security market has experienced continued growth, and ...
(Date:10/9/2017)...  BioTech Holdings announced today identification and patenting ... stem cell therapy prevents limb loss in animal ... that treatment with ProCell resulted in more than ... to standard bone marrow stem cell administration.  Interestingly, ... of therapeutic effect.  ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... 2017, in the medical journal, Epilepsia, Brain Sentinel’s SPEAC® System which uses ... EEG, in detecting generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) using surface electromyography (sEMG). The ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... The HealthTech Venture Network ... at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and collaborators are ... pitch competition showcasing early stage digital health and med tech companies. , This ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: