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Dr. Karen Eilbeck receives NIH RO1 grant award


Dr. Karen Eilbeck, Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded an RO1 competing renewal grant by the NIH National Human Genome Research to continue her work in Sequence Ontology (SO).

The grant award, in the amount of $887,665 is effective from August 1, 2011 through April 30, 2014. High throughput sequencing technologies have made possible both personal human genome sequencing and rapid sequencing of many novel organisms. The dramatic increase in the throughput of these technologies requires equal progress in the technology used to represent and manage their outputs. The SO is a widely used and vital genomics resource. The work proposed here will build upon SO’s proven strengths and ensure that SO is ready for the re-sequencing genomics revolution.