Grant: $927,220 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 17, 2009
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Award Description: The ultimate goals of the stand-alone Center of Lipidomics and Pathobiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are to elucidate unique mechanisms of lipid-mediated pathobiology (e.g., in cancers, diabetes, fungal infections, neurodegenerative disorders, reperfusion injury, inflammatory disorders and aging) and identify potential therapeutic targets of direct relevance to human health and translational medicine. The goal of this Administrative Supplement to is to create a robust information technology infrastructure that will enhance translational research within the scope of the parent grant. We are creating a Lipidomics Research Portal for COBRE investigators, a centralized data repository for Lipidomics projects, and access to state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools. We propose that this project will significantly accelerate scientific discovery by providing a structured mechanism for pooling of data from various projects, promoting data sharing, facilitating and standardizing data analysis, dissemination of information and interfacing to clinical data when appropriate. The aims are therefore to: 1) Create a lipidomics research portal for COBRE investigators which provides an efficient centralized access to lipidomics resources; 2) Create and provide access to a searchable lipid data repository including data from the COBRE cores and allow investigators to annotate the data with related biological information to facilitate collaboration, scientific discovery and help identify under-researched areas; 3) Design an interface to de-identified clinical data which will allow linkage of lipid profiles to relevant clinical data and possible discovery of biomarkers. The requested funds will accelerate the development of translational research, and create knowledge-based jobs (4-6) in an area of advanced and sophisticated technology.
Project Description: As defined in the Award Description field.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: None. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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