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Arkin Laboratory for Dynamical Genomics
“[...] We are interested in developing a physically-based engineering discipline for cellular and multicellular systems. Such a discipline will lead to a deeper understanding of cellular regulation and development, more efficient discovery of cellular networks, and a better ability to engineer or control cells for industrial or medical purposes. To this end we develop and apply mathematical theory, computational and experimental approaches to analysis of cellular function.”
BioLingua Research, Inc.
“BioLingua is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the field of computational biology. It combines the function of a professional society with the activity of an institute for scientific research in computational and theoretical biology. The principal mission of BioLingua is to promote and conduct scientific research that could advance our understanding of the phenomenon of life through a creative use of reason, computers, as well as human desire to pursue truth.”
Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling
“Mission Statement: To develop new methods for the representation, storage, analysis and modeling of biological data, and to apply these methods to better understand cardiovascular function in both health and disease.”
The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
“DIMACS is devoted to the development of the interrelated fields of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. These are among the most rapidly growing fields of research in mathematics and computer science, and have wide applications to problems in fields such as telecommunications, networking, transportation, engineering, and cryptanalysis, as well as biology, chemistry, management, and decisionmaking. DIMACS is concerned with both the theoretical development of the fields represented and their practical applications.”
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems at Northwestern University
“We are a group that feels that progress in solving important interdisciplinary research problems will need of a free exchange of ideas between scientists of different disciplines. CIRCS was founded by researchers from different disciplines who wished to collaborate to find theoretical and experimental solutions to complex system problems. By combining their different expertise they can in principle find quantitative solution to these problems.”
Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine - Indiana University
“The Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine (CRBM) was established in 2001 through a grant from the State of Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the School of Science and the School of Medicine on the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).”
New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
“The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. Complex systems have multiple interacting components whose collective behavior cannot be simply inferred from the behavior of components. The recognition that understanding the parts cannot explain collective behavior has led to various new concepts and methodologies that are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business and even social policy.

“NECSI was established as a joint effort of faculty of New England academic institutions for the advancement of communication and collaboration outside of institutional and departmental boundaries.”
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Leadership (NIMBioS)
“A major goal of mathematical models and analysis in biology is to provide insight into the complexities arising from the non-linearity and hierarchical nature of biological systems. Primary goals of NIMBioS will be to foster the maturation of cross-disciplinary approaches in mathematical biology and foster the development of a cadre of researchers who are capable of conceiving and engaging in creative and collaborative connections across disciplines to address fundamental and applied biological questions. Our vision for NIMBioS is to efficiently utilize NSF funding: 1) to address key biological questions by facilitating the assembly and productive collaboration of interdisciplinary teams; and 2) to foster development of the critical and essential human capacity to deal with the complexities of the multi-scale systems that characterize modern biology.”
San Diego Supercomputer Center
“The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is leading the way in developing a national Cyberinfrastructure that will provide the technological foundation for the next generation of science and engineering advances.

“Founded in 1985, SDSC is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego. With a staff of more than 400 scientists, software developers and support personnel, SDSC is an international leader in data management, biosciences, geosciences, grid computing and visualization. SDSC has a rich history of enabling and advancing science including shortening the time it takes to develop new drug treatments, creating realistic animation that showed the birth of our solar system, helping to forecast the effects of global climate change on natural ecosystems, and tracking computer viruses in order to protect the Internet. [...]”
SCI Institute—University of Utah
“The SCI Institute has three major long-term goals. The first goal is to perform technical research into the computational and numerical methods required for scientific computing. The second goal is to explore the paradigm of integrated problem solving environments as an efficient approach for scientists in many disciplines to solve their own computational problems. The final goal represents our desire, as researchers, to use scientific computing to understand our own particular disciplines, for example, numerical mathematics, biophysics, electrocardiography, bioelectric fields in the brain, and medical imaging. [...]”
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