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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

(Tokyo) Computational Biology Research Center Renewed

On April 1st 2014, the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced that the Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC) has been renewed with a 7-year research plan. CBRC is a research center dedicated to computational biology with over 40 researchers and, including visiting faculty, represents a community of approximately 80 computational biology researchers. According to center director Paul Horton, the renewed CBRC will continue to pursue research and training in broad areas of computational biology, but to meet the needs for analyzing the deluge of genomic data generated by NGS adoption in medical and other fields, the renewed CBRC will emphasize new initiatives in translational bioinformatics, privacy preserving computation, and algorithms to support the rational design of genome sequences for biotechnology applications.
URL: http://www.cbrc.jp/index.eng.html

Contact Person: Paul Horton (horton-p@aist.go.jp)