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A five-year, $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a Center for Quantitative Biology will enhance initiatives in computational biology, bioinformatics, and experimental genomics across Dartmouth.
The new center will be funded as an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Center for Biomedical Research Excellence from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical, and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements.
“The scientific theme of our new Center will focus on these ‘omics,’ in studies that range from whole organisms and tissue biopsies to the detailed genomic analyses of single cells,” explains Michael Whitfield, chair of the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Geisel and principal investigator on the grant.