New Center for Quantitative Biology
The Geisel School of Medicine received a 5-year, $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Center for Quantitative Biology. The new center is bringing together a diverse community of scientists and initiatives in computational biology, bioinformatics, and experimental genomics from faculty across Dartmouth as well as colleagues at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.
Through its emphasis on the generation and analysis of wet-lab-based "omics big data"genomic (genes), proteomic (proteins), metabolomic (nutrients)the center will work together with ongoing initiatives in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, other COBREs at Dartmouth, and educational programs such as the Graduate Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at Geisel.
Funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), the IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements.
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