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University of Louisville Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics at the University of Louisville

Overview

Bioinformatics, by its nature, is multidisciplinary. At the University of Louisville, we have built a core set of bioinformatics faculty, staff and students from several schools split across the Belknap campus and the Health Sciences Campus. This includes the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and the Speed School of Engineering.

Mission Statement

The mission of Bioinformatics at the University of Louisville is to develop computational approaches for identifying mechanisms which regulate biological processes and provide broadly enabling technologies to the research community.

Vision Statement

The vision of Bioinformatics at the University of Louisville is to become an integrated multidisciplinary center focusing on understanding how the interactions between cells and systems regulate biological processes.

About Us

Momentum for development of bioinformatics at the University of Louisville can be traced to the establishment of the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) through a successful grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in 2001 (P20RR1481, Nigel Cooper, PI). Since that time, faculty with primary research interests in bioinformatics have joined various departments at the University of Louisville, including the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Mathematics. Additionally, collaborations have been forged with faculty in the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology to further both biomedical and bioinformatics research. Besides their own independently driven research, bioinformatics faculty are involved in the following funded projects: