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Mizzou establishes commercialization hub with NSF award, $5.5 million agreement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected MU as one of 18 U.S. academic institutions to receive an Accelerating Research Translation award. This award will be used to set up a Technology, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Hub, supported by a four-year, $5.5 million cooperative agreement with the NSF.

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AI software can predict ‘roadmap’ for protein location, biological discoveries

Recently, Dong Xu, Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, and colleagues updated their protein localization prediction model, MULocDeep, with the ability to provide more targeted predictions, including specific models for animals, humans and plants.

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Mizzou Engineering students take honors at Show Me Research Week

Six engineering students took honors at Show Me Research Week on campus last week. Show Me Research Week, a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Bond Life Sciences Center, included poster presentations, guest lectures and special activities. More than 55 engineering students presented.

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Using AI to analyze large amounts of biological data

Researchers at the University of Missouri are applying a form of artificial intelligence (AI) — previously used to analyze how National Basketball Association (NBA) players move their bodies — to now help scientists develop new drug therapies for medical treatments targeting cancers and other diseases.

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Engineer uses advanced deep learning to predict where proteins will localize within cells

A Mizzou Engineer is developing computational tools that can be used to predict where proteins will localize within a cell. Using highly advanced deep learning, the resource could help researchers better understand how proteins function or, if positioned incorrectly within a cell, misfire and cause problems.

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Xu named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Mizzou Engineering’s Dong Xu has been named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor, the highest recognition bestowed by the University of Missouri System.

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Graduate Samantha Sample off to NYC to Work as Software Engineer

With two internships at Google, research experience and a Mizzou Engineering education behind her, 2021 graduate Samantha Sample is headed to New York City to work as a software engineer.

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Meet Dong Xu

Computational capabilities, medical breakthroughs and biological advancements are accelerating at lightning speeds. A Mizzou Engineering researcher is keeping up. Meet Dong Xu, a bioinformatics expert whose fingerprints can be seen across Mizzou Engineering and the MU campus.

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A New Way to Visualize Mountains of Biological Data

A team of engineers and scientists from the University of Missouri and the Ohio State University have created a new way to analyze data from single-cell RNA-sequencing by using a computer method called “machine learning.”

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SFS Scholarship Provides Full Funding, Access to Top Researchers

Students selected for a prestigious SFS scholarship at Mizzou Engineering will have the opportunity to study with some of the top minds in cyber security, information technology and data analytics.