Large-scale analysis has now become an integral part of nearly all research areas in biology. In the field of genomics sequencing expenses have dropped sharply due to the affordability of new sequencing technologies, allowing researchers many new environments to generate extremely large volumes of data. Unfortunately, there has not been a commensurate increase in computational resources to support large-scale data processing and analysis.
Owen White, Ph.D. Principal Investigator
Owen R. White is the Director of the Bioinformatics department at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) and a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
Samuel Angiuoli, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator
Samuel Angiuoli is the Director of Software Engineering within the Bioinformatics department at the Institute for Genome Sciences.
Anup Mahurkar Co-Principal Investigator
Anup Mahurkar is the Executive Director of Software Engineering and Information Technology at the Institute for Genome Sciences. Anup has extensive experience in the field of genomics and health sciences and has worked as a researcher, engineer, and manager for the past 16 years overseeing the work of scientists, managers, engineers, and IT professionals in research environments.
Jacques Ravel, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator
Jacques Ravel is a leading microbial genomics scientist at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) and an Associate Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
K. Eric Wommack, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator
K. Eric Wommack’s varied research interests are connected through the creative use of molecular genetic tools to investigate population-level processes occurring in microbial communities. Primary among these interests are investigations on the role of viruses and viral infection in microbial communities.