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SPbSU opens Center of GenomeBioinformatics

5 May '12
The Center of Genome Bioinformatics named after the Professor Dobrzhansky has opened in the St. Petersburg State University, NanoNewsNet reports.

The Center of Genome Bioinformatics will serve as a base for interdisciplinary scientific research in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, molecular biology. The project will bring together various specialists genetic engineers, software developers, mathematicians of all calibers: students, graduate students, PhD, leading scientists from all over the world.

The Centers largest projects will be:

Discovery of new human genes. The goal is to discover genes, resistant or sensitive to AIDS, hepatitis and cancer. Bioinformation computer algorithms are expected to ease and speed up the project.

Assembly of genome sequences and description of genomes of the vertebrata. The Center specialists plan to study genomes of all available kinds of the vertabrata in order to apply research n medicine and species conservation.

Technologies and results of the Centers scientific work will be adapted for educational bachelor and master programs. Involved professors have already developed short-term intensive two-week courses to share the newest expertise in bioinformatics with students from Russia and Asia. SPbSU students can start working in the Center of Genome Bioinformatics on science projects in teams with the best scientists in the field. The project is financed with a mega-grant from the RF Government to attract leading world scientists to Russia. Under the program, SPbSU has established partnership Stephan OBrian, the leading genetics scientist from the US, who will co-lead the new Center.
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