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Call for Whitepapers

In order to be responsive to user needs and tap into the expertise and creativity of the evolutionary biology community, NESCent is soliciting short whitepapers on potential initiatives to be undertaken by the center in the area of informatics.

About NESCent's Informatics Program

The Informatics team has two broad goals. The first is to provide support to the science sponsored by the Center through visitors, resident scientists, and working groups. Activities towards this goal range from providing basic electronic collaboration tools to the development and integration of databases, analytical tools and other computational technologies to advance their scientific aims. See our software downloads and database links for results from these activities.

The second goal is to help build cyberinfrastructure that will enable evolutionary biologists to fully exploit the information-rich discipline that biology has become. This latter goal requires leveraging the energies and talents of the open source programming community to build extensible and interoperable software components for evolutionary analyses, and training the evolutionary biology community to fully realize the potential of these tools.

The Informatics program is led by Associate Director Todd Vision. The Informatics staff consists of the following members.

BalhoffResearch Programmer
Jim Balhoff
phone: (919) 668 4864
CranstonTraining Coordinator & Bioinformatics Proj. Mgr.
Karen Cranston
phone: (919) 613 2275
LappAsst. Director for Informatics
Hilmar Lapp
phone: (919) 668 5288
LeehrScientific Application Developer
Dan Leehr
phone: (919) 681 9692
PalmerSystem Administrator
David Palmer
phone: (919) 668 6520
ScherleData Repository Architect
Ryan Scherle
phone: (919) 668 4869