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January-February News Briefs

February 1, 2011

Janssen Award 2011
The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research has opened its 2011 call for nominations. The $100,000 award recognizes scientists in academic and industrial research around the world whose efforts have made transformational contributions toward the improvement of human health. Nomination forms are available at

Princeton Lab Wins Systems Biology Award
David Botstein and his colleagues, Joshua Rabinowitz, Benjamin Garcia and Leonid Kruglyak of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the Center for Quantitative Biology at Princeton University, have received a three-year Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of their work in systems biology. Awards from the Agilent Technologies Foundation and the company are valued at more than $800,000.

Barbados Woos Research
The Government of Barbados announced two new initiatives to attract leading-edge biotechnology companies to the island nation in December. The government plans a state-of-the-art $20 million R&D laboratory for world-class research and development initiatives and the establishment of a regulatory authority to oversee biotech R&D to international standards.

Next-Gen Partnership
GenomeQuest and Ingenuity Systems have announced a partnership to support next-generation sequencing workflows specifically targeted for personalized medicine research. The companies will integrate GenomeQuest’s Sequence Data Management platform with Ingenuity’s IPA software enabling researchers to exchange gene information, perform interactive analysis, and test hypotheses.

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