With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private.
As social networks, apps, and other websites become more adept at turning user data into personalized experiences, more frequent stories appear that highlight the exciting -- and sometimes disturbing -- implications of that technology for health.
Navipoint Genomics and Praedictus Climate Solutions, two companies launched by CI researchers at Globus and the Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCDP), received funding in the latest round of the University of Chicago Innovation Fund.
In movies, huge battle scenes no longer rely upon the expensive recruitment and coordination of thousands of extras. Instead, the epic clashes of armies in films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy use a computational technique called agent-based modeling, or ABM. In ABM, thousands or even millions of individual "agents" are programmed to follow a set of simple rules, which creates complex, realistic behavior at large scales.
For three years, the Beagle supercomputer has driven University of Chicago biology and medical research into new computational territories, fueling groundbreaking research in genomics, drug design, and personalized medicine. Now, with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UChicago’s high-performance computing resource for biomedical research is ready for an upgrade that will enable the next wave of pioneering discoveries.