February 2020: Grants awarded to joint projects of UC Berkeley and TAU researchers
Six joint proposals were selected for funding, three for full grants and additional three for seed grants.
As part of the KBT Initiative, we issued a second annual call for joint research grants in computational biology and bioinformatics, aiming for collaborations between researchers at UC Berkeley and at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics.
Each submitted proposal was reviewed by three or four UCB and TAU researchers and most proposals received very high ranking. Based on the reviews and the budget constraints, six proposals were selected for funding, three for full grants and additional three for seed grants.
The total sum of the awarded grants is $330,000. An additional sum of $300,000 is awarded to full grants continuing from last year.
The winning grants are listed below. The next call for the KBT grants is expected in Fall 2020.
New grants awarded to joint projects of UCB and TAU Researchers
Full grants (3/2020-2/2022)
John Huelsenbeck, Department of Integrative Biology, UCB, Tal Pupko, School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU and Itay Mayrose, School of Plant Sciences and Food Security, Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU.
Project title: "The next generation of phylogeny analyses: integrating models of trait evolution and indel dynamics".
Nir Yosef, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UCB and Irit Gat-Viks, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU.
Project title: "Computational approaches to studying patterns of temporal dynamics in molecular relations".
Priya Moorjani, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UCB and Roded Sharan, School of Computer Science, TAU.
Project title: "A comparative analysis of mutational processes in germline and soma".
Seed grants (3/2020-2/2021)
Andres Cardenas, Graduate Program in Computational Biology, School of Public Health, UCB and Martin Kupiec, School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU.
Project title: "Fetal epigenetic programming by maternal and newborn leukocyte telomere length".
Haiyan Huang, Department of Statistics, UCB and Noam Shomron, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, TAU.
Project title: "Context-dependent differences in gene networks during breast cancer metastasis".
Joseph Lewnard, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UCB and Amit Huppert, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, TAU.
Project title: "Computational methods for integrating sequence and epidemiological data to model transmission of infectious diseases".