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 Ongoing Activities

Development of Informatics Services
UMII is building analytics services at high-throughput facilities:
  • Manager-Computational Biological Mass Spectroscopy 
  • Analyst/Consultant-Next Generation Sequencing 
  • Analyst/Consultant-Multi-dimensional Image Processing/Analysis 
  • High-throughput Data Manager (Data Wrangler)
  • MnDrive Metagenomics Support Analyst/Consultant 

PhD Graduate Student Funding
UMII awarded 15 fellowships to PhD students pursuing either research in any of the MnDRIVE areas or the development of informatics methodologies. Click here for the list of awardees.

UMII funding opportunities are listed here.

UMII supports research at the interface of informatics and applications or core informatics areas through a number of awards. Read more about recent awards here


The 7th Annual BICB Research Symposium will be held on January 16, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Rochester. Round-trip transportation from the Twin Cities campus to UMR will be provided. 

The Minnesota Metagenomics Symposium will take place on Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Speakers include: Dr. Marty Blaser, NYU Langone Medical Center; Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, NYU Langone Medical Center; Dr. Cheryl Gale, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School. More details to follow.

The University Libraries are offering their Data Management Series (5 workshops, starting on Thursday, January 22) and a  workshop on Creating a Data Management Plan (Thursday, January 22, and Thursday, March 12) and Creating a Data Management Plan (October 15). Click here for further information.

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) NIH Initiative seeks to enhance the ability of researchers in the biomedical field to extract more information from their data. BD2K continues to announce funding opportunities to achieve this goal: (1) mentored career development award (RFA-HG-14-007); (2) courses for skill development (RFA-HG-14-008); (3) open educational resources (RFA-HG-14-009); (4) Development of Software and Analysis Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (RFA-HG-14-020); (5) Early Stage Development of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R01) (PA-14-155); (6) Extended Development, Hardening and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics and Big Data Science (R01) (PA-14-156), (7) predoctoral training in biomedical big data science (T32): RFA-HG-14-004; (8) Revisions to add biomedical big data training to active institutional training grants (T32): RFA-HG-15-009; and (9) revisions to add biomedical big data training to active NLM institutional training grants in biomedical informatics (T15):