Program in Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics

BPG Grants and Awards

Categories of Support:




Extramural Support of BPG Program

1. Mercy Healthcare 
     Bioinformatics was established on 4/1/01 with a $2M endowment from Mercy Healthcare.

2. Stranahan Foundation
     $300,000 challenge grant awarded in 2003 for key infrastructure (establishment of
    core labs, and of distance learning IP teleconferencing facility in Health Education
    Building, Room 105). This challenge grant was matched by the MUO Foundation.

3. Stranahan Foundation
    $100,000 challenge grant awarded in 2004 to establish bioinformatics computer lab
    and acquire Linux computer cluster, and to develop curriculum. This challenge grant
    was matched by the MUO Foundation.

4. "Choose Ohio First" Funding Award
The COF-Bioinformatics Scholarship Program was awarded to the BPG Program
    in March 2008, and provides eight, two-year tuition scholarships per year to Ohio students.
5. "Choose Ohio First" Dual-Degree Program Award
    The COF Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics Scholarship was awarded to the Biology and Bioinformatics Programs. 
    This will support a new dual degree program, which makes it possible to earn a bachelors degree in biology and
    a masters degree in bioinformatics in approximately five years. This will begin in the Fall of 2012.

 BPG-Related Grants Awarded to Faculty Members
Source of Support:  BGSU Faculty Research Committee Research IncentiveGrant
Principal Investigator: Scott O. Rogers
Project/Proposal Title: Changes in Microbial Diversity During the Past 150,000 Years
Project Location:  BGSU
Total Award Amount: $11,000
Starting Date (MM/DD/YY): 05/01/2012
Ending Date (MM/DD/YY): 04/30/2013

Source of Support:  OSURF - Ohio Sea Grant
Principal Investigator:  Scott O. Rogers
Project/Proposal Title: Winter Assessment of Microbial Biomass and Metabolism of Lake Erie
Project Location:  BGSU
Total Award Amount: $55,531
Starting Date (MM/DD/YY): 02/01/2012
Ending Date (MM/DD/YY): 01/31/2013

Source of Support:  Ohio Board of Regents
Principal Investigator: Scott O. Rogers
Project/Proposal Title: Ohio Bioinformatics Consortium
Project Location: BGSU
Total Award Amount: $235,000
Starting Date (MM/DD/YY): 07/01/2008
Ending Date (MM/DD/YY): 06/30/2013

Awards received by investigators collaborating with the Genomics Core Laboratory

1. National Institutes of Health (R01 HL67276)
     Principal Investigator: George Cicila
     Project Title: Aerobic Running Capacity QTLs and Cardiac Performance
     Project Period: 2001-2005

2. National Institutes of Health (R01 HL68994)
     Principal Investigator: George Cicila
     Project Title: Identifying Chromosome 3 Blood Pressure QTL Candidates
     Project Period: 2001-2006

3. NIAID - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (5 R01 AI19149-18)
     Principal Investigator: Garry Cole
     Project Title: Immunoreactive Macromolecules of Coccidioides Cell Types
     Project Period: 1986-2007

4. AHA - NAT - American Heart Association - National (SDG-0335148N)
     Principal Investigator: R. Mark Wooten
     Project Title: Immunologic Control of Borrelia burgdorferi in Mammalian Tissues
     Project Period: 2003-2007

5. NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (5 R21 DK064992-02)
     Principal Investigator: Cynthia Smas
     Project Title: Molecular Dissection of Regional Adiposity
     Project Period: July 2003-June 2005
     Amount Awarded: $100,000

6. NCI - National Cancer Institute (5R01 CA098141-02)
     Principal Investigator: Cynthia Smas
     Project Title: bHLH Transcription Factors in Prostate Cancer Malignancy
     Project Period: July 2003-June 2008
     Amount Awarded: $178,000

7. NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1 R21 DK066055-02)
     Principal Investigator: Cynthia Smas
     Project Title: Functional Analysis of SMAF-1, an Obesity Candidate Gene
     Project Period: June 2004-March 2006
     Amount Awarded: $100,000

8. NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences (5 R01 GM64765-03)
     Project Title: AAV, Helper Virus and Host Cell Interactions
     Project Period: July 2002-June 2006
     Amount Awarded: $205,312

9. Duane Stranahan Charitable Lead Trust
     Principal Investigators: Robert Blumenthal and David Weaver
     Project Title: Pilot Studies for Affymetrix Microarray Analysis (funds 5 pilot studies by MUO faculty)
     Project Period: March 2005-Feb. 2006
     Amount Awarded: $25,000

10: Determinants of Housekeeping Gene mRNA Levels
       David Allison, MD, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Surgery
       Dr. Allison began utilizing the Genomics Core Lab for his
       project in November 2010. The study is on-going.


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