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Iowa State computer, electrical engineers working to help biologists cope with big data
Date:1/8/2013

puting toolbox that helps scientists manage all the data from today's DNA sequencing instruments.

Aluru said the research initiative helped prepare Iowa State researchers to go after that grant.

"When the BIGDATA call came in, we had the credibility to compete," he said. "We were already working on leading edge problems and had established relationships with companies."

The initiative, the grants and the industry partnerships are helping Iowa State faculty and students move to the front of the developing field.

"One computing company wanted to set up a life science research group and it came here for advice," Aluru said. "Iowa State is known as a big data leader in the biosciences."


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Contact: Srinivas Aluru
aluru@iastate.edu
515-294-3539
Iowa State University
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