Congratulations to the Recipients of the Fall 2013 Ingenuity Grants!

From our temporary home at the ASHG meeting in Boston, we are pleased to announce the six recipients from the second Ingenuity Grant Program. We received more than 100 excellent entries and were impressed with every single project we saw. Choosing the final list of recipients was a challenge, but we believe that we have selected an exciting international group of winners who are undertaking impactful research with the potential to make significant contributions to patient care.

The Ingenuity Grant Program was conceived to recognize innovation in the analysis and interpretation of ‘omics data across important areas of biomedical research. Their entries were evaluated by a group of internal Ingenuity scientists as well as a distinguished panel of scientific thought leaders. The six recipients have been awarded free access to Ingenuity IPA or Variant Analysis. They are:


  1. Ozden Hatirnaz Ng, Istanbul University, Institute for Experimental Research: Predicting miRNA Involvement into Childhood Leukemia Progression Using Genetic and Epigenetic Profiles
  2. Denise Archambeault, Baylor College of Medicine: RNA-seq as a Discovery Tool in Endometriosis
  3. Monica Macal, UC San Diego, Division of Biological Sciences: Unraveling Molecular Determinants of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Exhaustion During Chronic Viral Infection

Variant Analysis

  1. Galen Wright, South African National Bioinformatics Institute: Medical Genomic Approaches to Disease in South Africa
  2. Bradley Aouizerat, University of California, San Francisco: The Role of Rare Variants in Suboptimal Antiretroviral Response to Therapy in Women Infected with HIV
  3. Vincent Laufer, University of Alabama Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP): Beyond Single SNP Analysis: How Data-Driven Analysis of Genomes from Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Can Teach Us About Lupus Pathogenesis

We are proud to support thoughtful and ambitious science that will deepen our collective understanding of health. In the coming months, we will profile these talented scientists in this blog and update the Ingenuity community on their work.

Please join us in congratulating this inspiring group of grant recipients!