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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) awards UD funds for a skate biologist to join the skate genome project.

October 29, 2012. The Center for Bionformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) at the University of Delaware will be home for the next year for Jennifer Wyffels who will work at the interface of biology and computer science on the skate genome project. Her experience using elasmobranch fishes, sharks, skates, and rays, as model organisms for developmental biology and immunology will be traded for bioinformatics and next generation sequencing training. She will serve as liaison to the community of researchers that study elasmobranchs, the American Elasmobranch Society, and through outreach facilitate community genome annotation efforts.


Vermont Public Television: Regenerating Our Future

November 9, 2011. The little skate, a North Atlantic sea creature resembling a ray, has captured scientists' attention for its incredible regenerative abilities. Now, Northeast scientists from Delaware to Vermont to Maine are mapping the organism's genome in hopes of unlocking its secrets of regeneration for the benefit of humans.


PSC’s newest supercomputer, Blacklight, is helping to break open a potential bottleneck in processing and analysis of DNA sequence data

October 26, 2011. It didn’t take long for Blacklight to show its mettle as a tool for genome sequencing. PSC’s newest supercomputer, a resource of XSEDE, came online as a production system in October 2010... New sequencing instruments, hardware technologies that “read” sequences of DNA and decipher the order of nucleotide bases — A, G, C and T (adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine) — have begun to produce data at unprecedented speed. “Within the last three to five years,” says Cecilia Lo, chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Developmental Biology, “new sequencers have come on line, carrying out sequencing that is referred to as ‘next-generation sequencing.’ What used to take years with capillary sequencing can now be accomplished in a matter of one or two weeks.”


CBCB Hosts Third Skate Genome Annotation Workshop

June 14, 2011. The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) at the University of Delaware hosted the Third Skate Genome Annotation Workshop at Clayton Hall from May 23-26.


Cyberinfrastructure project featured as a success story by federal agency

Jan. 3, 2011. A multi-institutional project that includes the University of Delaware was highlighted in a recent publication by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National....


University of Delaware Participates in Second Skate Genome Workshop

Oct. 20, 2010. The Skate Genome Project is sponsored by IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program from National Center for Research Resources at NIH, which funded North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium to enhance cyber-enabled research and workforce development in the North East states. The second workshop took place in Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Oct. 12-15. Faculty members from CBCB co-organized and participated as instructors.


University hosts hands-on skate genome bioinformatics workshop

June 1, 2010. The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) at the University of Delaware hosted the first Skate Genome Annotation Workshop at Clayton Hall from May 24-28.


CBCB to host Skate Genome Annotation Workshop in May

On May 24, 2010, CBCB will host Skate Genome Annotation Workshop at the University of Delaware. The workshop will last 5 days.


UD awarded funds for cyberinfrastructure development

November 23, 2009. The University of Delaware is part of a multi-state team that has been awarded a total of more than $14 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National...