The key missions of this interdisciplinary Institute include (a) facilitating interactions and research collaborations between experimental biologists, -omics technologists and computational/mathematical scientists to tackle complex biological problems, and (b) training the next generation of biologists who are capable of using computers and mathematical techniques in dealing with biological problems. The Institute is also responsible for the computing support for campus wide bioinformatics research at UGA. IOB members are actively conducting bioinformatics research in a wide range of areas, ranging from structural genomics and bioinformatics, plant genomics and bioinformatics, microbial genomics and bioinformatics, biomedical and cancer bioinformatics, pharmaco informatics, glyco genomics and bioinformatics, to computational and statistical sciences for bioinformatics.
Dr. Bob Schmitz, adjunct faculty in the Institute of Bioinformatics, has been named a Pew scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts. This prestigious award goes to researchers at the Assistant Professor level and comes with flexible funding for the next four years. For more information, please see the story on UGA Today.
Student Awarded Competitive Research Grant
Shelton Griffith has been awarded a National Research Service Award by the Department of Health and Human Services at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH). Mr. Griffith will use the award for his project, “Annotation and Comparative Genomic Analysis of Cryptosporidium baileyi”.
Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructed by: Saravanaraj (Raj) Ayyampalayam
Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D.W. Brooks Drive, Room S175
Athens, GA 30602