Our mission is to develop research strengths directed toward understanding metabolic pathway shifts in complex diseases and to develop novel biomolecular sensing strategies to diagnose, stage, and gauge the effectiveness of therapies for these disorders.
REQUEST FOR NEW PROJECT APPLICATIONS DUE December 14, 2018
NCIBC (http://ncibc.unl.edu/) seeks to fund several new project Leaders for Seed Projects (up to $25K direct costs), Pilot Projects (up to $50K) and/or full ESI funding (up to $135K) in the center’s focus areas as broadly defined below. Funding is available through July 31, 2019 with the possibility of renewal through July 2020.
Diseases result when the internal stability and normal communications between tissues and cellular pathways are disrupted by genetic defects, environmental disturbances, or pathogens. NCIBC is funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant (P20GM113126) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to build institutional capacity and infrastructure for basic biomedical research. NCIBC is designed to be a natural mixing chamber to integrate the research activities of chemists, biochemists, engineers, and bioinformaticists to address critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how cells communicate and to mechanistically define metabolic and regulatory pathways relevant to disease development and progression. NCIBC’s long-term goal is to foster the development of collaborative research teams with broad disciplinary representation to interrogate complex disease pathways, especially by connecting researchers who are developing new molecular probes and analytical and informatics technologies with those unraveling molecular mechanisms of complex diseases.