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.
Graduate student Dong Zhang has been awarded the 2014 Ying Xu Award for his paper “CSGRqtl, a Comparative Quantitative Trait Locus Database for the Saccharinae Grasses”. The Institute of Bioinformatics is very proud of this accomplishment and sends our congratulations to Dong.
Dr. Shaying Zhao Receives NCI Grant
Shaying Zhao receives NCI grant to discover cancer drivers with man’s best friend Shaying Zhao has received a five year $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify colorectal cancer driver genes using a novel dog-human comparative genomics and oncology approach. Congratulations Shaying!
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