This August the Peccoud Lab was very pleased to receive an EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the National Science Foundation. The funding supports a project the lab is working on with Dr. Indrakshi Ray's  group at Colorado State University to develop a software designed to ensure the identity and fidelity of [...]

NSF EAGER Funding2019-08-30T16:48:51+00:00

Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

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 [...]

Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00

Twice or half the money?

In the January 31st, 2013 issue of Nature, Skip Garner published a comment entitled "Research funding: Same work, twice the money?". In this article Garner and his collaborators report the results of a large scale analysis of grant applications submitted to the main US funding agencies. Their approach combines automatic text mining of the proposal abstracts [...]

Twice or half the money?2019-04-04T17:18:26+00:00

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

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 [...]

NSF awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication2019-02-06T19:43:55+00:00

Releasing GenoCAD v2.0

We are happy to announce our latest release, GenoCAD v.2.0! In addition to a sharp, updated look, it has the following new features: • A more intuitive user interface that guides users through the sequence design process (parts/libraries -> designs -> simulation) • Context-sensitive Help to guide users through each page. • Public Designs that [...]

Releasing GenoCAD v2.02019-02-06T19:43:55+00:00