Posts Tagged "NIH"

CCS Drug Discovery joins international NIH Data Commons Consortium

If you build it, the data will not only come, it will be standardized, accessible, and reusable by researchers around the world. With this in mind, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is creating its Data Commons initiative, and recently invited University of Miami investigators to contribute their expertise. "There is a big effort at the NIH now to bring biomedical research into the data science era. Data science including...

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Genomics meets Big Data in Illuminating the Druggable Genome

It’s part genomics*, part big data, and all about driving discoveries that could someday translate to new treatments for cancer, neurological diseases, addiction, and many other conditions, said Stephan Schürer, Ph.D.,  CCS Drug Discovery program director, and associate professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology at the UM Miller School of Medicine. The NIH’s "Illuminating the Druggable Genome" (IDG) initiative is expected to...

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CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program 7/5-27

We are beyond excited to announce that the CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program has been funded by The Children’s Trust and is launching on July 5, 2017. The proposal was led by our partners at Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a path to independence for at-risk, homeless, and foster youth, through education, mentoring, and life-skills programming. CCS will be hosting 20-25 data...

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A new version of the LIFE search engine has been released. LIFE makes it possible to search across data generated at the LINCS project.  This new release includes recent data releases from the LINCS Consortium. It has improved search functionality and several new data visualization features. LIFE is developed at the University of Miami LINCS Center under leadership of CCS Drug Discovery Program Director Dr. Stephan Schürer.  More...

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CDD and CCS receive NIH SBIR Award

Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) and researchers at the Center for Computational Science of the University of Miami received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Small Business Innovation Research) SBIR Award to develop novel assay annotation technology for the CDD Vault leveraging our BioAssay Ontology (BAO).  The project leads at UM are Dr. Stephan Schurer, Lead Cheminformatics Scientist at CCS and Dr. Ubbo Visser, Associate...

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