|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 14, 2001
Contact: Alison Davis
NIGMS Creates Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- generate mathematical models of biological networks,
- develop modeling and simulation tools,
- conduct basic theoretical studies related to the organization of biological
- develop bioinformatics tools for analyzing and storing data.
CBCB will fund training and fellowship grants and sponsor workshops, courses,
and meetings, as well.
The Center will also assume oversight of NIH's Biomedical Information Science
and Technology Initiative (BISTI) through its management of the BISTI Consortium
(BISTIC). The goal of this initiative is to make optimal use of computer science
and technology to address problems in biology and medicine. BISTIC is composed
of senior-level representatives from the NIH institutes and centers and representatives
of other Federal agencies concerned with bioinformatics and computer-based
This news release is posted online at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/releases.
To arrange an interview with NIGMS Director Dr. Marvin Cassman, call Alison
Davis in the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at (908) 735-7207,
or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about existing programs at NIGMS in the area of computational biology and complex systems is available at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/complex_systems.html