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Biomedical Research and Research Training - #93.859

NIGMS is organized into divisions and a center that support research and research training in a range of scientific fields. One division has the specific mission of increasing the number of biomedical and behavioral scientists who are members of underrepresented groups. Major areas in which these units fund research are listed below their names. Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics: analytical and separation techniques biophysical properties of proteins and nucleic acids cell organization, motility and division cellular imaging membrane structure and function molecular biophysics single-molecule biophysics and nanoscience spectroscopic techniques structural biology structural genomics and proteomics Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology: chromosome organization and mechanics developmental biology and genetics DNA replication, recombination and repair epigenetics extrachromosomal inheritance mechanisms of mutagenesis neurogenetics and the genetics of behavior population genetics, evolution and the genetics of complex traits protein synthesis regulation of cell growth, cell division, cell death and differentiation RNA transcription and processing stem cell biology Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry: anesthesiology biochemistry bioenergetics bio-organic and bio-inorganic chemistry biotechnology and metabolic engineering drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and predictive toxicology enzymology glycochemistry and glycobiology molecular immunobiology pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics pharmacology and clinical pharmacology physiology synthetic and medicinal chemistry trauma and burn injury wound healing Division of Minority Opportunities in Research: undergraduate student training and development post-baccalaureate research education predoctoral research postdoctoral research and teaching skill development faculty development faculty research efficacy of interventions research Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: biomedical software development cell and molecular modeling and simulation computational genomics database design and enhancement high-throughput data analysis systems biology.

Each applicant for research projects must present a research plan and furnish evidence that scientific competence, facilities, equipment and supplies are appropriate to carry out the plan. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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