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Category: News

Listing of news from the Institute of Bioinformatics at University of Georgia

IOB Adjunct Faculty Member Edits Plant DNA

Dr. CJ Tsai, adjunct faculty member in the Institute of Bioinformatics, has made modifications to the genome of a tree species for the first time. Dr. Tsai is working with a gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas to make genomic changes to specific genes in the genus Populus — a group of deciduous trees. For more information, please see the article published on UGA today. The article can be found here.

IOB Student Chi Zhang Publishes Paper

Chi Zhang has published in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology. His article “Elucidation of drivers of high-level productions of lactates throughout a cancer development” is available here.

IOB Adjunct Faculty Receives Pew Award

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”.

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”.

Dogwood Genome Project Involves IOB Faculty

Dr. Magdy Alabady, Dr. James Leebens-Mack, and Dr. CJ Tsai are IOB-affiliated faculty members who are working on a large genomic project funded by the National Science Foundation.  Along with other Southeastern universities, UGA is working to complete the first complete genome sequence for dogwoods, allowing for new varieties that are strong and beautiful.  For more information, please see the story here.