Author: Jean Yuan

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Jean, who trained in computational biology and computer science, is the chief of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch. She oversees research and training programs that join computer science, engineering, mathematics, biostatistics, data science, and biophysics with biomedical science.

Posts by Jean Yuan

Funding Opportunity: Optimization of Data Storage and Utilization for the Sequence Read Archive


We’re pleased to announce a new notice of special interest (NOSI) (NOT-GM-23-015) addressing the urgent need for cost reduction of the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data storage and utilization.

The SRA, hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), contains a broad collection of raw DNA and RNA sequencing data that continues to grow exponentially. In an effort to reduce the cost and identify efficient solutions for SRA data, NIGMS has partnered with NLM and NIH’s Office of Data Science Strategy to support research on ways to optimize SRA data compression and representation.

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Wanted: NIGMS Program Directors


UPDATE: These positions are now open. Please visit our Job Vacancies page for more information.

We’re recruiting scientists for positions in our Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB); Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB); and Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (GMCDB). The successful applicants will be responsible for scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants and/or research training and career development awards, and will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities related to their field of expertise.

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