Shi-Jie Chen receives his second concurrent NIH R01 award.

Shi-Jie Chen recieved an NIH R01 award entitled: “New computational tools for predicting ion effects in RNR structures” for four years with approximately $1.2M budget. The grant is to develop new algorithm, database, software and web server for metal ion binding to nucleic acids especially RNA molecures. The bioinformatics grant was reviewed in the Biodata Management and Analysis (BDMA) study section. Dr. Xiao Heng is the co-I of this grant.