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.
IOB is excited to announce that three faculty members have received promotions. Dr. Shaying Zhao has been promoted to Professor. Dr. Liang Liu has been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure. Dr. Juan Gutierrez has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!!!
IOB Student Receives Research Grant and Defends Masters Thesis
IOB graduate student Duo Peng has been awarded an Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from the UGA Graduate School. In addition, Duo successfully defended his masters thesis, “Frequent Intra-family Recombination in the Largest Repository of Antigen Variants in the Protozoan Pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi“. Duo will continue his research in the Tarleton lab, while pursuing a […]