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Professor gets nearly $440,000 from foundation

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 23, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — A University of Arkansas computer scientist will receive a nearly $440,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in the development of theoretical and computational models of self-assembling systems.

Matt Patitz, an assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, is receiving the grant.

The models simulate or mimic complex biological processes, such as evolution, self-replication and immune system behaviors, and the formation of prions — protein particles that may cause brain diseases.

The models can be used to help scientists develop artificial self-assembling systems in laboratories and will make valuable contributions to the theoretical understanding of biological systems.

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YoungHog says... July 23, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

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