The NVIDIA Foundation is now accepting proposals for its annual Compute the Cure Cancer Research grant program, which supports researchers using innovative computing methods to advance the fight against cancer.
Up to two research grants worth $200,000 each will be awarded to projects that use computational omics to dramatically impact the battle against cancer and reduce the time it takes for research outcomes to be used effectively in a clinical environment.
Last year, research teams from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and University of North Texas (UNT) each received $200,000 from the NVIDIA Foundation. The TGen team is optimizing a GPU-accelerated statistical analysis tool to identify differences among groups of cells in the same tumor to move clinicians closer to precision medicine in cancer. The team at UNT is using computational simulations to discover and characterize new cancer biomarkers to improve diagnostics and develop personalized genetic therapies.
Previous recipients also include:
- Dr. Brendan Frey, University of Toronto
- Dr. John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Dr. Vijay Pande, Stanford University
- Dr. Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego
Completed proposals are due by August 21, 2017.