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May

2010

Fraser-Liggett Awarded Health IT Recognition from WIT

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May

2010

IGS Announces New Associate Directors

Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, PhD, Director of IGS, is pleased to announce the appointments of two distinguished scientists and faculty members to new positions at IGS. Dr. Jacques Ravel has been appointed to Associate Director, Genomics. Dr. Owen White has been appointed Associate Director, Bioinformatics.

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May

2010

Novartis Finds Clues for Universal E. Coli Vaccine

Scientists at Novartis have found bacterial components they hope can be used to develop a vaccine to protect people...

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May

2010

IGS Receives Gates Grant to Research Filariasis

IGS at UMSOM has received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support an innovative global health research project conducted by Dr. Julie Dunning Hotopp, titled "Targeting Bacterial Genes Found on Filarial Chromosomes for the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis."

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Apr

2010

The Billions That Bug Us: A Genomic View of Humans and Their Microbes

Claire Fraser-Liggett, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a globally recognized microbial...

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Mar

2010

Fraser-Liggett Wins Leadership in Bioscience Award

Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is one of four people to receive recognition at the Greater Baltimore Committee's 5th Annual Maryland Bioscience Awards...

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Mar

2010

Claire Fraser-Liggett Inducted into MD Women's Hall of Fame

Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is one of six trailblazing women who will be inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame at an event in Annapolis on March 18.

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Nov

2009

Researchers Complete Draft Genome Sequence for Cassava

A $1.3 Million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund the next phase of research that is critical to global food security...

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Nov

2009

GeMInA Genomic Metadata Database for Geospatial Pathogen Surveillance Developed at Institute for Genome Sciences

Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) published their research about GeMInA...

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Nov

2009

Expert in Human Genetic Variation Joins the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Scott E. Devine, a leading researcher in human genetic variation, has joined the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS)...