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IOB Faculty Member Awarded NIH Grant

Dr. Robert J. Woods has received significant funding from the National Institutes of Health. The U01 grant has been awarded to develop a suite of web-based tools to enable non-specialists to model glycoconjugates and glycan-protein interations. Congratulations Dr. Woods!...

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IOB Graduate Student Publishes in G3

Bioinformatics doctoral student Lexiang Ji is first co-author of a paper recently published in G3 - Genes Genomes Genetics. The paper is a result of collaboration with Dr. Zack Lewis, Assistant Professor in Microbiology at UGA. Ji's paper, "Histone H1 limits DNA methylation in Neurospora crassa"...

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DARPA Contract Awarded

Dr. Juan Gutierrez and Dr. Jessica Kissinger are two of 40 established investigators involved in the THoR's HAMMER project, which was recently funded through a $6.4 million contract. The Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are supporting the project which...

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REU Students work with IOB Faculty

Dr. Jonathan Arnold, who oversees the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the Department of Genetics, has placed several REU participants with IOB faculty. The National Science Foundation program promotes active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by...

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Recent Graduate Accepts Position

Recent PhD graduate Joydeep Mitra has accepted a Postdoc position at Memorial Sloan Ketterling Cancer Center in New York City, NY. Dr. Mitra will be working on a cancer genomics project aimed at personalized therapies. He will be joining the lab of Dr. Elli Papaemmanuil and...

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

Faculty of the Institute of Bioinformatics have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a better reference genome annotation and metabolic map for the protist pathogen Cryptosporidium. IOB Graduate student Yiran Li will be working on the comparative genomics aspects of...

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Winner of the Ying Xu Outstanding Paper Award

Yi H. Yan is the winner of the Ying Xu Outstanding Paper Award. Papers published during the 2015 calendar year were submitted to consideration. Mr. Yan's paper, "Mathematical model of susceptibility, resistance, and resilience in the within-host dynamics between a Plasmodium parasite and the immune system"...

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