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Answering Questions with Keys...

Answering Questions with Keystrokes

A special thanks to U of I science writer Leigh Cooper in Communications and Marketing for helping us celebrate IMCI molecular modeler, Dr. Jagdish Patel! View the original article in the College of Science’s feature section. Some of Jagdish’s work was recently published in Science Magazine. He is an accomplished researcher and we’re proud to […]

New Fish Rack System Helps Ad...

New Fish Rack System Helps Advance U of I’s Biomedical Research

This article was published by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the October 2019 Scholars and Researchers newsletter. IMCI supports Zebrafish research through modeling via the Evolution of Tandemly-Replicated Opsin Genes: Molecular Models That Predict Spectral Shifts (which led to an article featured on the cover of Science magazine) and Bioinformatic Analysis of […]

U of I-Led Study Finds Experi...

U of I-Led Study Finds Experimental Fences Deter Elephant Crop Raiding, Provide Income

This article was written by Leigh Cooper in University of Idaho Communications and Marketing. View the original article here. While IMCI was not involved in the funding of this research project, we are are thrilled to count Dr. Ryan Long as one of our participating faculty. MOSCOW, Idaho – October 17, 2019 – A University […]

U of I Study: Some Vaccine Do...

This news article was written by Kathy Foss, Marketing and Communications Manager for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Drs. Florian Justwan and Bert Baumgaertner are active CMCI faculty participants and part of the Social-Epi working group. MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 28, 2019 — People skeptical of the medical establishment who live close to […]

IMCI Postdocs

Working Group leader: JT VanLeuven Group members: Lihong Zhao, Ousseini Issaka Salia, Dharmesh Patel, William Wang, Erich Seamon Originated: August 2018 Description: The IMCI postdocs working group brings IMCI core fellows and postdocs together to provide each other a support system that helps peers to navigate the challenges at work. In addition, the working group provides […]

Genotypes to Phenotypes

Genotypes to Phenotypes

On June 17-19, the team working on the RII Track-2 FEC: Using Biophysical Protein Models to Map Genetic Variation to Phenotypes met in Moscow for their 2nd annual All-Hands meeting. This research is a collaborative effort between the University of Idaho, Brown University and the University of Vermont. There are over 60 participants in the […]

Shirley Luckhart awarded Mode...

Title: DNA and protein modeling for P/asmodium falciparum dhfr and dhps sequences derived from an existing study in Kenya Project Team: Shirley Luckhart, Dharmesh Patel, JT Van Leuven Start Date: June, 2019 The UI, USUHS, and USAMRU-K teams have collected human blood samples from study-enrolled Kenyan adults for an NIH-funded project focused on defining the […]

2019 Research Report: Inspire...

2019 Research Report: Inspired Discoveries

It’s time to celebrate the impact we make as Idaho’s land-grant university says Dr. Janet Nelson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development. This year’s research report summarizes record-breaking expenditures and innovative contributions. It shows just a sliver of the impact made by U of I research, scholarship and creative activities. Download and enjoy!

Which comes first, the chicke...

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

World-wide experiments have been conducted to understand the distinct relationships among various genes. However, it remains a challenge to identify the genomic causes and effects directly from the data, especially within a network. It’s the classic chicken and egg question: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? In other words, how do you know […]

Reproducibility Does Not Equa...

Reproducibility Does Not Equal Truth

The CMCI Reproducibility in Sciences working group, or SciRep for short, has been meeting since the fall of 2015. Today, their most recent publication, “Scientific discovery in a model-centric framework: Reproducibility, innovation, and epistemic diversity,” was published in PLOS ONE. Congratulations! The American Council on Science and Health also picked up the story with their […]