A couple of weeks ago, we received the renewal of the NIH grant funding our collaboration with John Tyson to develop stochastic models of the regulatory network controlling the cell cycle in yeast. This is the third funding cycle of this project that started in 2006. This renewal did not as smoothly as we had expected as our first submission did not score well at all. The second submission however, got an amazing score placing it in the top 2 percentile. The gap of funding between the end of the previous funding cycle and the new one was a little unsettling. David Ball who had been part of this project since the start had to move on. Fortunately,  he found a great position at the National Cancer Institute. We will soon start a search for a new post-doc. More information about the grant is available on NIH RePORTER.