UK Bioinformatics: call for proposals
ajb at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk
Tue Jan 31 15:24:15 EST 1995
The appended is of interest to UK people only (but as many UK people subscribe
to BIOSCI I feel no shame in posting this). It is a call for grant proposals
and makes a refreshing change from the usual MAKE MONEY FAST idiocies.
BBSRC/EPSRC Programme in Bioinformatics
Call for Proposals
The BBSRC and EPSRC jointly announce a new interdisciplinary
coordinated programme in bioinformatics, which is intended to
consolidate the previous bioinformatics activities of SERC and AFRC.
Advances in the technology employed in biological sciences have given
rise to huge amounts of data. Making a broad range of biological data
easily available is essential if it is to be of use to the wide
community. For accessing and interlinking these data, advanced
software tools, together with user interfaces, will be essential to
make the best use of this wealth of information.
Outline proposals for research grants are sought from all areas of
bioinformatics, especially in the following general areas:
* Analysis of sequences and genomes
* Biomolecular structure prediction and modelling
* Novel approaches to the storage, integration and exploitation of evolving
biological data collections
* Novel applications of systems engineering techniques to biological
Proposals which bring together specialists in biology and IT are
particularly encouraged. The BBSRC/EPSRC coordinated programme will be
open to scientists in universities and BBSRC Institutes as well as
scientists from Government Research Establishments and Agencies, and
Institutes and Units of other Research Councils. Funds will be
allocated through open competition.
Applications should be submitted on the outline proposal forms. Forms
and further details can be obtained from Debbie Harding, Science and
Technology 2, BBSRC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2
1UH. Tel: 01793 413341, Email: debbie.harding at bbsrc.ac.uk
The closing date for outline proposals is 28 February 1995.
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