A national research center on the University of Tennessee campus will receive an $18.6 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation. The award will fund another five years of research at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, known as NIMBios. Director Louis Gross says the center will expand research topics with a continued focus on bringing in teams of international top minds.
“We’ll have several papers coming out about what we have learned here about what encourages new collaborations among people from different disciplines,” he says.
The $18-point-six million dollar award is a renewal of a $16 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation in 2008.