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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Predictive Multiscale Models of the Physiome in Health and Disease (R01)

Funding Contact: NINDS Funding Coordinator
Funding Categories: Translational Research

Brief Description:

The goal of this solicitation is to move the field of biomedical computational modeling forward through the development of more realistic and predictive models of health and disease. NIH recognizes the need for sophisticated, predictive, computational models of development and disease that encompass multiple biological scales. These models may be designed to uncover biological mechanisms or to make predictions about clinical outcome and may draw on a variety of data sources including relevant clinical data. Ultimately the models and the information derived from their use will enable researchers and clinicians to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat the diseases or aberrations in normal development. Specifically this FOA solicits the development of predictive multiscale models of health and disease states that must include higher scales of the physiome (see definitions below). The specific objectives are to develop multiscale models that are physiologically mechanistic and biomedically relevant, to bring together modeling and biomedical expertise to collaborate on building models, to validate and test models with standard datasets, and to develop models that can be explicitly shared with other modelers.

Grant Mechanism: R01
NIH Guide: PAR-08-023
Release Date: 2007-11-05
Expiration Date: 2010-08-16