Brown's biomedical research center receives $11.5 million

Brown received $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand computational biology research.
Brown received $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand computational biology research. | File photo

Brown University's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) has received $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand computational biology research.

"Brown scientists and students from a number of departments around the University — from computer science and applied mathematics to biology, medicine and public health — have been working collaboratively to understand and realize the benefits of advanced genomics," David Savitz, Brown University's vice president for research, said. "This new COBRE will expand those programs to help move Brown to the forefront of this exciting, promising field of research."

"There’s data and then there’s information," David Rand, COBRE's chair of the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, said. "Turning data into information you can use for something is what computational biology is all about."

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