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.
Wellcome Trusts has funded a collaborative award between University of Liverpool, UPENN, and UGA to facilitate Eukaryotic microbe data integration. Christiane Hertz-Fowler of Liverpool is the project Primary Investigator. The total Trust award is £1,517,482 ($2.37 million) over 4 years. Approximately $445,000 a year is for Kissinger Research Group at UGA.
IOB Director Accepts Position as Editor
IOB Director Dr. Jessica Kissinger has joined Microbial Genomics as an Editor. To read the journal, please visit http://mgen.sgmjournals.org.
August 21, 2015 11:15 amBioinformatics Seminar - Zac Lewis - ”Heterochromatin formation is essential for genome organization and function in Neurospora crassa"
August 28, 2015 11:15 amBioinformatics Seminar - Shaying Zhao "From comparison with man's best friend to non-cell-autonomous tumor suppression"