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Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research
Date:10/7/2008

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Andre Marziali, Ph.D., Boreal Genomics, Inc., North Vancouver, British Columbia; $770,000 (2 years); DNA Extraction to Normalize Species Representation.

David Relman, M.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; $1.6 million (3 years); Optimization of a Microfluidic Device for Single Bacterial Cell Genomics.

Thomas Schmidt, Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing and Vincent Young, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; $1.3 million (3 years); Cultivation and Characterization of the Microaerobes from the Mucosa of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Kun Zhang, Ph.D. and Yu-Hwa Lo, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; $1.8 million (3 years); An Integrated Lab-On-Chip System for Genome Sequencing of Single Microbial Cells

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Daniel Haft, Ph.D., J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Md.; $1.6 million (3 years); Algorithmically Tuned Protein Families, Rule Base and Characterized Proteins

Robin Knight, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; $1.1 million (3 years); New Tools for Understanding the Composition and Dynamics of Microbial Communities

Mihai Pop, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; $780,000 (3 years); Assembly and Analysis Software for Exploring the Human Microbiome

Yuzhen Ye, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington; $770,000 (3 years); Fragment Assembly and Metabolic Species Diversity Analysis for the Human Microbiome The NIH also awarded a cooperative agreement of approximately $9.9 million over five years to establish the Human Microbiome Project Data Analysis and Coordination Center, which will be led by Owen White, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. As a community resource project, all data generated by the Human Microbiome Project will be deposited in the Data Analysis and Coordination Center as well as other public databases, including those supported by the National Center for Biotechnolo
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Contact: Geoff Spencer
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301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
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