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EPA Announces Environmental Bioinformatics Centers in North Carolina and New Jersey

Release Date: 10/31/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C.-Oct. 31, 2005) EPA has awarded $9 million in grants to establish two environmental bioinformatics centers that merge computer science, biology, and toxicology to predict hazardous outcomes and advance the field of human health and ecological risk assessment. The grants were awarded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Piscataway. At 9 a.m. on Nov. 2 at EPA's main campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C., information about the grants and EPA's initiative in bioinformatics will be provided prior to a workshop between the two university-based centers and EPA.

WHAT: U.S. EPA Environmental Bioinformatics Centers Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2005; 9 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Main Campus, Building C, Room C111B
Research Triangle Park, N.C.

WHO: Lek Kadeli, Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development
Christopher Zarba, Acting Deputy Director, EPA National Center for Environmental Research
William J. Welsh, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Center Director, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Fred A. Wright, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Center Director, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

More information about the U.S. EPA Environmental Bioinformatics Centers Workshop can be found at:

Journalists may register by contacting Ann Brown, EPA Office of Research and Development, at 919-541-7818.