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Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

By |2019-02-06T19:42:57+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 [...]

Twice or half the money?

By |2019-02-06T19:43:55+00:00February 11th, 2013|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Releasing GenoCAD v2.0

By |2019-02-06T19:43:55+00:00December 8th, 2011|

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 [...]