Progress Points

Launched in 2014, BIG has continued to expand its network and increase its partnerships. Here are some of the stories highlighting our progress.

10/16/17

UB offers industry and researchers a new tool for analyzing big data. The supercomputing technology can solve problems in fields ranging from genomics to supply chain management.

8/3/16
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) has signed a contract with Garwood Medical Devices, an agreement designed to create 40 new jobs in five years.
5/12/16
Brian McIlroy, a veteran of the life sciences industry with a decade of experience at GE, has been named the first executive director of the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG).
4/7/15

In its first year of operation (2015), BIG ramped up by hiring several new employees. They ranged from administrators to software developers to molecular scientists.

6/1/17

Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields will become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to UB from the National Institutes of Health.

6/1/17

UB's Institute for Healthcare Informatics has a key role in the new state-funded genome research center — part of a statewide public-private partnership designed to accelerate advances in genomic medicine into clinical care.

6/5/14

BIG partners Aesku NY, Inc. and Lineagen, Inc., join the first START-UP NY program. The SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY program spurs economic development by providing tax incentives to companies aligning with universities and colleges across the state.

4/1/14
Confirmation arrived today that the New York State Legislature has approved Governor Cuomo's $105 million proposal to advance genomic medicine in NY State.  This joint project involves the NY Genome Center and several centers at the University at Buffalo.
1/9/14
NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced his intentions to authorize a $100 million collaboration between UB and the NYS Genome Center in NYC. 
1/9/14
As reported in the Buffalo News article on 1/9/14
1/8/14
As reported by WGRZ TV News on 1/8/14