The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for exploratory collaborations with national Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBCs). This announcement is made together with 12 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
The NIH NCBCs are the hubs of a networked national effort to build the computational infrastructure for biomedical computing in the nation. The centers are devoted to all facets of biomedical computing-from basic research in computational science to providing the tools and resources that biomedical and behavioral researchers need to do their work. In addition to carrying out fundamental research, the centers play a major role in educating and training researchers to engage in biomedical computing, and provide tools and resources that biomedical and behavioral researchers can use at a variety of levels.
Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: behavioral science; biological rhythms; biomedical imaging; cell biology; demographic and social science; developmental biology; drug design at the molecular and cellular levels; dynamic modeling of health, chronic disease, and disablement; environmental health science; epidemiology; genetics; genomics; immunology/inflammation; infectious disease; informatics support for diagnosis and clinical decision-making; medical genetics; morphology; neurobiology and cognitive science; pharmacology and toxicology; physiology; population biology; structural biology; substance abuse research; surgery and virtual tools; and systems biology and signal transduction pathways and networks.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2187, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1917; fax: 301-402-1501; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-223.html.