Funding for researchers from EPSRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
â€œWe fund research in several different ways. You can apply at any time for responsive mode funding. We also have other funding opportunities for particular activities, and calls for proposals in specific research areas. All current calls for proposals are available on the website and you can register for a weekly email of new calls for proposals.â€?
Sequence Analysis Tools from the OUEST-genopoleÂ® bioinformatics center, which â€œaims at proposing innovative software in Bioinformatics. You will find here a very complete set of tools in bioinformatics, public databanks updated on a daily basis, and a range of links to seminars, training courses…â€?
Computational gene finding, genome assembly and large-scale genome alignment and other sequence analysis tools from CBCB. â€œThe Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a joint effort between the College of Life Sciences and the College of Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences, and is organized as a center within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
Affiliated departments include Biology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Entomology, Mathematics and Smith School of Business.â€?
Biotechnological developments raise a variety of ethical questions that compel one to reexamine one’s traditional morals and how they now apply to novel circumstances.
It was in the interest of addressing these complex questions with careful analysis and ethical considerations, devoid of dogma or oversimplification, that the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics hosted its second Annual Conference on Global Bioethics this April in New York City.
The conference aimed to examine bioethical issues from a humanist perspective, basing one’s moral framework on science and rationality rather than faith, and on core values such as freedom, autonomy, responsibility and solidarity without resorting to an appeal to the supernatural.
Continue reading Towards a Humanist Bioethics
â€œThe Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is an independent global programme of scientific collaboration. Established in 1975 and co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.â€?