Established by the University of Nebraska
Board of Regents in October, 2001
The Center facilitates the integration of the biocomputing/informatics disciplines with the life sciences and coordinates cross-campus and state-wide efforts in bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, pharmacoinformatics, computational chemistry, and computational biology.
Provide Nebraska's researchers, educators, and students with efficient access to Bioinformatics tools and to a growing number of databases on biologically important molecules
Improve the skills of Nebraska's researchers and provide technical expertise to work with the databases, Bioinformatics methods and tools
Add new computational capabilities in the areas of gene expression profiling (gene chip technology)
Reduce duplication of efforts in the various laboratories requiring Bioinformatics services and reduce hardware, software, and database expenses for these laboratories
Facilitate interdisciplinary (Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, etc.) collaboration among Nebraska's scientists
Foster the development of Nebraska's fledging biotechnology industries, by providing contract access to cutting edge Bioinformatics tools (in compliance with software licenses)
Stimulate the involvement of local software engineering companies in the fast-growing area of Bioinformatics
Enhance the competitiveness (and thus the ability to attract extramural funding) of many ongoing and future research programs in Nebraska
Improve existing and develop new undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses to better prepare Nebraska's students for work in the "Post-Genomic Era"
Enlighten high school students and educate the public in current advances in Bioinformatics
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