Comparative Systems Genetics of Cancer

National Institutes of Health

This NCI-sponsored Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications for research projects focused on the development and application of comparative (cross-species) systems genetics approaches to address key cancer-relevant problems. The NCI requests applications for research projects that will use these approaches to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms that underlie: (i) human cancer susceptibility and (ii) heterogeneity of human tumors. The NCI expects that, to meet these goals, the proposed projects will involve appropriate interdisciplinary collaborations providing expertise in such areas as human genetics, statistical genetics, model organism genetics, systems biology, mathematical or computational modeling of biological processes, and computer sciences. The NCI requires that all projects propose to use two species, one of which must be human, and that the projects adhere to the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid standards.

April 14, 2008

Last updated October 20, 2008