TI-3D News and Events : TI3D joined the Gulf Coast Consortia Chemical Genomics (GCC-CG)

TI3D recently became a member of GCCCG (Gulf Coast Consortia Chemical Genomics), which was organized in 2001 to support Gulf Coast investigators with a centralized capability to perform high throughput screening technologies. To minimize duplication of effort but to maximize screening capabilities, the GCCCG was organized as a research consortium to bring together scientists interested in this area of research with the aim of developing an inter-institutional academic drug discovery program. Currently GCCCG has 6 participating institutions, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Rice University (Rice), (University of Houston (UH), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H), University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston (UTMB-G), and University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC). As a member of GCC CG, TI3D faculties will have access to use of GCCCG facilities located at GCCCG member institutions at regular (or internal) rates. In detail, TI3D and UT-AUstin scientists will be benefited by more complicated screening such as cell-based, image, and siRNA and active collaboration between institutes are anticipated.