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NIH Funding Rate

Dr. Sally Rockey published an interesting blog about the historical trends in NIH funding rates. The success rates are historically low but paradoxically, the number of people funded increases. This probably means the cost of managing government funds is going to...

GenoCAD has Moved!

GenoCAD has not been supported by an active research grant since 2013. As a result, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute no longer has the resources necessary to maintain this free service to the community. Last we week we redirected the GenoCAD.org address...

Stochastic modeling of the cell cycle goes on…

A couple of weeks ago, we received the renewal of the NIH grant funding our collaboration with John Tyson to develop stochastic models of the regulatory network controlling the cell cycle in yeast. This is the third funding cycle of...

Database of biological parts

Nucleic Acids Research just published a paper describing the results of our efforts to analyze the annotations of thousands of plasmids commonly used across many life science specialties. This effort allowed us to release a database of genetic parts and...

DOIs for my Blogs

The Winnower is a new service that academic bloggers have been waiting for. It is a platform that allow blogs to benefits from many of the services typically provided by regular journals. Academic bloggers can submit their posts for publication...

Web site featured on the Altmetrics Blog

This web site was featured in a Altmetrics blog post: Altmetrics in action: examples and feedback from data-savvy researchers I’d encourage you to read this entry. I learned a few things that I found interesting. I particularly liked the ORCiD App...

PLoS SynBio Community Coverage of iGEM SBBSF

Two major synthetic biology conferences took place last month. iGEM celebrated 10 years with a giant jamboree that was extensively covered by the PLoS Synthetic Biology Community. See for instance: Wrapping up iGEM 2014 Before they were famous: Interview with...

Announcing gene synthesis course March 8-13 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering our gene synthesis course again in the spring 2015. Gene synthesis technologies are rapidly changing research paradigms in molecular biology. The purpose of this course is to provide students a...

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