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Quantitative Systems Biotechnology (QSB)

Status: Archived

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

FY 2004


As a result of recent advances in genomic and biochemical analysis, informatics, mathematics, and the engineering disciplines, it is now possible to approach an understanding of the integrated processes which translate the information contained in the genome into functioning biological entities.  Systems engineering approaches will be essential for characterizing the emergence of biological phenotypes from underlying hierarchies of interactions and environmental influences.  Understanding the quantitative systems behavior of cellular systems is important in its own right as well as providing a conceptual basis for biotechnological process development.

This Quantitative Systems Biotechnology solicitation seeks innovative high-risk/high-return proposals, which combine in-depth analysis of large-scale cellular biological systems, or their representations, with creative software tools for the development of computer models as well as complementary quantitative experimental approaches.  Multidisciplinary proposals are encouraged.    

Program contacts

Frederick G. Heineken
Acting Division Director, Solicitation Coordinator
fheineke@nsf.gov (703) 292-7944
Glenn H. Larsen
Program Clearance Officer
glarsen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4607
Ken P. Chong
Program Director
kchong@nsf.gov (703) 292-8360
Mitra Basu
Program Director
mbasu@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Maria K. Burka
Program Director
mburka@nsf.gov (703) 292-7030
Michael Steuerwalt
Program Director
msteuerw@nsf.gov (703) 292-4860
Paul J. Werbos
Program Director
pwerbos@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339

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