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Kim receives $28K grant

By Staff | May 6, 2011

Seung-yun Kim, Shepherd University assistant professor of computer information sciences, has received a $28,800, one-year grant award from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program.

This is the second year that Kim has received an INBRE award for his research on Petri nets. This year’s proposal is titled “Petri Nets-based Modeling of Human Systems: Towards Drug Trial Modeling & Simulation.”

Based on the INBRE 2010-2011, Kim published three peer-reviewed technical papers at the International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in March in New Orleans. These papers include Krebs Cycle, Glycolysis Petri Net Models and Simulations for Biochemical Education. Melissa Pegues, senior chemistry major from Charles Town, and Nicholas Drozda, senior computer engineering major from Martinsburg, worked with Kim on this research with collaborating faculty member Robert Warburton, Shepherd professor of biochemistry.

The grant award will allow two students, who have yet to be named, to work with Kim this summer. The project will begin May 1 and run through April 30, 2012.

Research from this project will be presented this summer at the WV-INBRE Summer Symposium at Marshall University in July; work on the project will continue through the academic year 2011-2012.