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Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

By |2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00February 20th, 2014|

I want to tell you how cyber-infrastructures can enable large research research projects involving specialists from multiple disciplines and why it makes economic sense to develop such an infrastructure. The most exciting scientific research often involves multiple disciplines. You may have heard of multidisciplinary research, interdisciplinary research, or transdisciplinary research. They are like different levels of intimacy [...]

NSF awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication

By |2019-02-06T19:43:55+00:00July 27th, 2012|

BLACKSBURG, Va. July 25, 2012 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $999,531 grant to Virginia Tech to optimize the laboratory processes used to make custom DNA molecules with the tools and methods of industrial engineering. The interdisciplinary team led by Jean Peccoud, Associate Professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute also includes Kimberly [...]

National Science Foundation awards $1.4 million for GenoCAD development

By |2019-02-06T19:44:39+00:00September 14th, 2009|

BLACKSBURG, Va., August 31, 2009 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $1,421,725 grant to Jean Peccoud, associate professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, to develop GenoCAD - a web-based Computer Assisted Design environment for synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, a rapidly emerging area of biological research, applies methods developed [...]