Monday, July 7, 2014
Laboratory Announces $50 Million Gift To Establish Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has announced a $50 million gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons to establish the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology.
The Center will support research and education programs at one of the world’s leading independent biomedical research institutions, a birthplace of molecular biology and one of the first institutions in the world to recognize the importance of quantitation in the life sciences.
The Simons Center for Quantitative Biology brings together experts in applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical physics, and engineering to further basic research and investigation into illnesses including cancer, autism, bipolar disorder and depression.
“Jim and Marilyn Simons’ longtime support for scientific research is empowering breakthrough discoveries at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and beyond. We are deeply grateful for this transformative gift,” said its Chairman Jamie C. Nicholls....