The University at Buffalo (UB) will receive $50 million from the Buffalo Billion to build out their existing computational infrastructure at the Center for Computational Research and expand their existing biomedical research capacity in order to accelerate recent advances in genomic medicine into clinical care.
With supercomputing resources and expert staff, UB and the Roswell Park Center for Personalized Medicine will provide the New York Genome Center with rapid access to computational capabilities that will increase the speed of genomic research and analysis critical to diagnosis of diseases. As genomic medicine emerges as a standard of treatment and as many drug compounds find new uses, there is potential to significantly reduce the cost of health care.
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics links the New York Genome Center in Manhattan with the computational infrastructure at the University at Buffalo and with research at the Roswell Park Center for Personalized Medicine. The $100 million project is expected to create more than 750 new jobs and spur the development of companies that focus on diagnostics and information technology essential to breakthroughs in personalized medicine.