The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Penn State is awarded a $5.8 million grant to expand its Galaxy biomedical analysis software

Anton Nekrutenko of the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, with co-developer James Taylor of Emory University, will continue to build new functionality into the Galaxy resource.

With support from a new U41 research grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the team will build and maintain the Galaxy Tool Shed — a hub for sharing tools, best-practice workflows and analysis strategies as well as a new framework for visual analytics that will leverage the existing Galaxy Tools, and what Dr. Nekrutenko terms "a complete solution for managing DNA-sequencing workflows, including sample tracking and instrument integration."

About Anton Nekrutenko

Dr. Nekrutenko is an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, a co-funded faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate programs in bioinformatics and genomics and genetics, and is a researcher in the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics.

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